Scientific Linux Security Update : libvirt on SL6.x i386/x86_64

This script is Copyright (C) 2013 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

The remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security

Description :

A flaw was found in the way libvirtd handled connection cleanup (when
a connection was being closed) under certain error conditions. A
remote attacker able to establish a read-only connection to libvirtd
could use this flaw to crash libvirtd or, potentially, execute
arbitrary code with the privileges of the root user. (CVE-2013-0170)

After installing the updated packages, libvirtd will be restarted

See also :

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 9.3

Family: Scientific Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 64282 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2013-0170

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