Scientific Linux Security Update : libvirt on SL5.x, SL6.x i386/x86_64

Low Nessus Plugin ID 61031


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


A flaw was found in the way libvirtd handled error reporting for concurrent connections. A remote attacker able to establish read-only connections to libvirtd on a server could use this flaw to crash libvirtd. (CVE-2011-1486)

libvirtd must be restarted ('service libvirtd restart') for this update to take effect.


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Low

ID: 61031

File Name: sl_20110502_libvirt_on_SL5_x.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.1 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2012/08/01

Modified: 2012/08/01

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Low


Base Score: 3.3

Vector: CVSS2#AV:A/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/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: 2011/05/02

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2011-1486