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

Low Nessus Plugin ID 61340


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


The libvirt library is a C API for managing and interacting with the virtualization capabilities of Linux and other operating systems. In addition, libvirt provides tools for remote management of virtualized systems.

Bus and device IDs were ignored when attempting to attach multiple USB devices with identical vendor or product IDs to a guest. This could result in the wrong device being attached to a guest, giving that guest root access to the device. (CVE-2012-2693)

These updated libvirt packages include numerous bug fixes and enhancements.

All users of libvirt are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which fix these issues and add these enhancements. After installing the updated packages, 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: 61340

File Name: sl_20120620_libvirt_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: Low


Base Score: 3.7

Vector: CVSS2#AV:L/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: 2012/06/20

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2012-2693