Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : qemu (MDVSA-2009:008)

High Nessus Plugin ID 36993


The remote Mandriva Linux host is missing one or more security updates.


Security vulnerabilities have been discovered and corrected in VNC server of qemu version 0.9.1 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 dkms-kqemu, qemu and / or qemu-img packages.

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 36993

File Name: mandriva_MDVSA-2009-008.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:dkms-kqemu, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:qemu, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:qemu-img, 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: 2009:008

CWE: 189, 399