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The remote Oracle Linux host is missing one or more security updates.
From Red Hat Security Advisory 2015:1189 :
Updated kvm packages that fix one security issue are now available for
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.
Red Hat Product Security has rated this update as having Important
security impact. A Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base
score, which gives a detailed severity rating, is available from the
CVE link in the References section.
KVM (Kernel-based Virtual Machine) is a full virtualization solution
for Linux on AMD64 and Intel 64 systems.
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)
Red Hat would like to thank Matt Tait of Google's Project Zero
security team for reporting this issue.
All kvm users are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which
contain a backported patch to correct this issue. Note: The procedure
in the Solution section must be performed before this update will take
See also :
Update the affected kvm packages.
Risk factor :
High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5
CVSS Temporal Score : 5.5
Public Exploit Available : false