openSUSE Security Update : kvm (kvm-412)

high Nessus Plugin ID 40254
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The remote openSUSE host is missing a security update.


Rogue VNC clients could make the built in VNC server of kvm run into an infinite loop (CVE-2008-2382)

An off-by-one bug limited the length of VNC passwords to seven instead of eight (CVE-2008-5714)

Virtualized guests could potentially execute code on the host by triggering a buffer overflow in the network emulation code via large ethernet frames (CVE-2007-5729)

Virtualized guests could potentially execute code on the host by triggering a heap based buffer overflow in the Cirrus Graphics card emulation (CVE-2007-1320).


Update the affected kvm package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 40254

File Name: suse_11_1_kvm-090112.nasl

Version: 1.12

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 7/21/2009

Updated: 1/14/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.8

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:kvm, cpe:/o:novell:opensuse:11.1

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

Patch Publication Date: 1/12/2009

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2007-1320, CVE-2007-5729, CVE-2008-2382, CVE-2008-5714

CWE: 119, 189, 399