openSUSE Security Update : kvm (kvm-1547)

high Nessus Plugin ID 42864
New! Plugin Severity Now Using CVSS v3

The calculated severity for Plugins has been updated to use CVSS v3 by default. Plugins that do not have a CVSS v3 score will fall back to CVSS v2 for calculating severity. Severity display preferences can be toggled in the settings dropdown.


The remote openSUSE host is missing a security update.


This update of QEMU KVM fixes the following bugs :

- CVE-2009-3616: CVSS v2 Base Score: 8.5 use-after-free bug in VNC code which might be used to execute code on the host system injected from the guest system

- CVE-2009-3638: CVSS v2 Base Score: 7.2 integer overflow in kvm_dev_ioctl_get_supported_cpuid()

- CVE-2009-3640: CVSS v2 Base Score: 2.1 update_cr8_intercept() NULL pointer dereference


Update the affected kvm packages.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 42864

File Name: suse_11_0_kvm-091113.nasl

Version: 1.10

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 11/23/2009

Updated: 1/14/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 8.5

Vector: AV:N/AC:M/Au:S/C:C/I:C/A:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:kvm, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:kvm-kmp-default, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:kvm-kmp-pae, cpe:/o:novell:opensuse:11.0

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

Patch Publication Date: 11/13/2009

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2009-3616, CVE-2009-3638, CVE-2009-3640

CWE: 20, 189, 399