Oracle Linux 6 : libguestfs (ELSA-2011-0586)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 181101


The remote Oracle Linux host is missing a security update.


The remote Oracle Linux 6 host has packages installed that are affected by a vulnerability as referenced in the ELSA-2011-0586 advisory.

- libguestfs before 1.5.23, as used in virt-v2v, virt-inspector 1.5.3 and earlier, and possibly other products, when a raw-format disk image is used, allows local guest OS administrators to read files from the host via a crafted (1) qcow2, (2) VMDK, or (3) VDI header, related to lack of support for a disk format specifier. (CVE-2010-3851)

Note that Nessus has not tested for this issue but has instead relied only on the application's self-reported version number.


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 181101

File Name: oraclelinux_ELSA-2011-0586.nasl

Version: 1.1

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 9/7/2023

Updated: 12/14/2023

Supported Sensors: Frictionless Assessment Agent, Nessus Agent, Nessus

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 4.4


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 4.7

Temporal Score: 3.5

Vector: CVSS2#AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:N/A:N

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2010-3851


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6

Temporal Score: 5.2

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:H/UI:N/S:C/C:H/I:N/A:N

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:U/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/o:oracle:linux:6, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:guestfish, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:libguestfs, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:libguestfs-devel, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:libguestfs-java, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:libguestfs-java-devel, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:libguestfs-javadoc, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:libguestfs-mount, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:libguestfs-tools, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:libguestfs-tools-c, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:ocaml-libguestfs, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:ocaml-libguestfs-devel, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:perl-sys-guestfs, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:python-libguestfs, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:ruby-libguestfs

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/RedHat/release, Host/RedHat/rpm-list, Host/OracleLinux

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 5/29/2011

Vulnerability Publication Date: 10/18/2010

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2010-3851