SuSE 11.2 Security Update : kvm (SAT Patch Number 6755)

High Nessus Plugin ID 64181


The remote SuSE 11 host is missing a security update.


The kvm qemu vt100 emulation was affected by a problem where specific vt100 sequences could have been used by guest users to affect the host. (CVE-2012-3515 aka XSA-17).

Also the following non security bugs have been fixed :

- permit qemu-kvm -device '?' even when no /dev/kvm.

- SLES11SP2 KVM Virtio: on kvm guest, scsi inquiry was still ok on the disabled subpaths. (bnc#770153)


Apply SAT patch number 6755.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 64181

File Name: suse_11_kvm-120831.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.2 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2013/01/25

Modified: 2013/10/25

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.2

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:11:kvm, cpe:/o:novell:suse_linux:11

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

Patch Publication Date: 2012/08/31

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2012-3515