SuSE 11 Security Update : KVM (SAT Patch Number 1553)

High Nessus Plugin ID 42867


The remote SuSE 11 host is missing one or more security updates.


This update of QEMU KVM fixes the following bugs :

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

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

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


Apply SAT patch number 1553.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 42867

File Name: suse_11_kvm-091116.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.8 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2009/11/23

Modified: 2016/12/21

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 8.5

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:11:kvm, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:11:kvm-kmp-default, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:11:kvm-kmp-pae, cpe:/o:novell:suse_linux:11

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

Patch Publication Date: 2009/11/16

Reference Information

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

CWE: 20, 189, 399