Scientific Linux Security Update : qemu-kvm on SL6.x x86_64

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 60989


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


A flaw was found in the way the VNC 'password' option was handled.
Clearingaa password disabled VNC authentication, allowing a remote user able to connect to the virtual machines' VNC ports to open a VNC session without authentication. (CVE-2011-0011)

After installing this update, shut down all running virtual machines.
Once all virtual machines have shut down, start them again for this update to take effect.


Update the affected qemu-img, qemu-kvm and / or qemu-kvm-tools packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 60989

File Name: sl_20110310_qemu_kvm_on_SL6_x.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.1 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2012/08/01

Modified: 2012/08/01

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 4.3

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

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: 2011/03/10

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2011-0011