Scientific Linux Security Update : libguestfs on SL6.x x86_64

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 61042


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


libguestfs is a library for accessing and modifying guest disk images.

libguestfs relied on the format auto-detection in QEMU rather than allowing the guest image file format to be specified. A privileged guest user could potentially use this flaw to read arbitrary files on the host that were accessible to a user on that host who was running a program that utilized the libguestfs library. (CVE-2010-3851)

This erratum upgrades libguestfs to upstream version 1.7.17, which includes a number of bug fixes and one enhancement.

All libguestfs users are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which correct this issue, and fix the bugs and add the enhancement.


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 61042

File Name: sl_20110519_libguestfs_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: 4.7

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

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: 2011/05/19

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2010-3851