Scientific Linux Security Update : qemu-kvm on SL7.x x86_64 (Venom)

This script is Copyright (C) 2015 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

The remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security
updates.

Description :

An out-of-bounds memory access flaw was found in the way QEMU's
virtual Floppy Disk Controller (FDC) handled FIFO buffer access while
processing certain FDC commands. A privileged guest user could use
this flaw to crash the guest or, potentially, execute arbitrary code
on the host with the privileges of the host's QEMU process
corresponding to the guest. (CVE-2015-3456)

After installing this update, shut down all running virtual machines.
Once all virtual machines have shut down, start them again for this
update to take effect.

See also :

http://www.nessus.org/u?68f923d0

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.7
(CVSS2#AV:A/AC:L/Au:S/C:C/I:C/A:C)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Scientific Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 83459 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2015-3456

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