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

High Nessus Plugin ID 64282


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


A flaw was found in the way libvirtd handled connection cleanup (when a connection was being closed) under certain error conditions. A remote attacker able to establish a read-only connection to libvirtd could use this flaw to crash libvirtd or, potentially, execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the root user. (CVE-2013-0170)

After installing the updated packages, libvirtd will be restarted automatically.


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 64282

File Name: sl_20130128_libvirt_on_SL6_x.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.3 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2013/01/29

Modified: 2013/02/12

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 9.3

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

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: 2013/01/28

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2013-0170