Fedora 7 : kvm-36-8.fc7 (2008-1973)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 31177


The remote Fedora host is missing a security update.


Ian Jackson discovered that accesses beyond end of qemu emulated disk devices can result in accesses to emulator's virtual memory space accesses and thus can allow user with sufficient privilege in guest (root, as this would need modification to kernel's driver) to break out of VM. http://marc.info/?l =debian-security&m=120343592917055&w=2

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the Fedora security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.


Update the affected kvm package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 31177

File Name: fedora_2008-1973.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.10 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2008/02/26

Modified: 2015/10/21

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 4.7

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:fedoraproject:fedora:kvm, cpe:/o:fedoraproject:fedora:7

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

Patch Publication Date: 2008/02/25

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-0928

FEDORA: 2008-1973

CWE: 264