Ubuntu 9.10 : qemu-kvm vulnerability (USN-863-1)

High Nessus Plugin ID 43001


The remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.


It was discovered that QEMU did not properly setup the virtio networking features available to its guests. A remote attacker could exploit this to crash QEMU guests which use virtio networking on Linux kernels earlier than 2.6.26.

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.


Update the affected packages.

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 43001

File Name: ubuntu_USN-863-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.9 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2009/12/04

Modified: 2016/05/27

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.8

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:kvm, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:qemu, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:qemu-arm-static, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:qemu-kvm, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:qemu-kvm-extras, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:9.10

Required KB Items: Host/cpu, Host/Ubuntu, Host/Ubuntu/release, Host/Debian/dpkg-l

Patch Publication Date: 2009/12/03

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2010-0741

OSVDB: 60894

USN: 863-1