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

This script is Copyright (C) 2016 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

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

Description :

An out-of-bounds read/write flaw was discovered in the way QEMU's
Firmware Configuration device emulation processed certain firmware
configurations. A privileged (CAP_SYS_RAWIO) guest user could use this
flaw to crash the QEMU process instance or, potentially, execute
arbitrary code on the host with privileges of the QEMU process.
(CVE-2016-1714)

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?9703866e

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.9
(CVSS2#AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)

Family: Scientific Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 88483 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2016-1714

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