Scientific Linux Security Update : qemu-kvm on SL6.x i386/x86_64

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

Synopsis :

The remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security

Description :

A flaw was found in the way QEMU's AMD PCnet Ethernet emulation
handled multi-TMD packets with a length above 4096 bytes. A privileged
guest user in a guest with an AMD PCNet ethernet card enabled could
potentially use this flaw to execute arbitrary code on the host with
the privileges of the hosting QEMU process. (CVE-2015-3209)

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 :

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5

Family: Scientific Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 84114 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2015-3209

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