Scientific Linux Security Update : Virtio on SL3.x i386/x86_64

High Nessus Plugin ID 60751


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


This new package provides signed, para-virtualized block and network drivers for Scientific Linux 3 as a KVM virtualized guest.

Users may see various warnings during package installation, including :

- Different versions of package are already installed.
Older versions of the package may cause 'File exists' error messages to appear. The package will install successfully the error messages just inform the user that files for devices exist. This warning can be ignored.

- If the previous installed package was for a different kernel (for example, kmod-virtio-smp on hugemem system), the installation will fail. Modules cannot be inserted and a 'Wrong number of arguments' error message will appear. To fix this issue, create nodes manually as covered in the README file. This issue can be prevented by installing the correct drivers for the kernel package.


Update the affected kmod-virtio, kmod-virtio-hugemem and / or kmod-virtio-smp packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 60751

File Name: sl_20100318_Virtio_on_SL3_x.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.1 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2012/08/01

Modified: 2012/08/01

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

Vulnerability Information

CPE: x-cpe:/o:fermilab:scientific_linux

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

Patch Publication Date: 2010/03/18