qemu-kvm < el6 Venom Vulnerability

high Log Correlation Engine Plugin ID 801940
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The qemu-kvm server is vulnerable to the Venom remote code execution attack.


The remote host is running a version of qemu-kvm which is vulnerable to an out-of-bounds memory access flaw, which can cause a crash or execution of arbitrary code on the host.


Upgrade to qemu-kvm (or qemu-kvm-rhev)

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 801940

Family: Generic

Nessus ID: 83418, 83425, 83428, 83458, 83438

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2015-3456