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

Description :

Security Fix(es) :

- Quick emulator(Qemu) built with the virtio framework is
vulnerable to an unbounded memory allocation issue. It
was found that a malicious guest user could submit more
requests than the virtqueue size permits. Processing a
request allocates a VirtQueueElement and therefore
causes unbounded memory allocation on the host
controlled by the guest. (CVE-2016-5403)

See also :

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 4.9

Family: Scientific Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 92859 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2016-5403

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