Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : kvm (MDVSA-2009:009)

High Nessus Plugin ID 36990


The remote Mandriva Linux host is missing a security update.


Security vulnerabilities have been discovered and corrected in VNC server of kvm version 79 and earlier, which could lead to denial-of-service attacks (CVE-2008-2382), and make it easier for remote crackers to guess the VNC password (CVE-2008-5714).

The updated packages have been patched to prevent this.


Update the affected kvm package.

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 36990

File Name: mandriva_MDVSA-2009-009.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.14 $

Type: local

Published: 2009/04/23

Modified: 2016/11/28

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.8

Temporal Score: 6.8

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:kvm, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2009.0

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2009/01/14

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-2382, CVE-2008-5714

BID: 32910

MDVSA: 2009:009

CWE: 189, 399