RHEL 6 : qemu-kvm (RHSA-2013:0609)

High Nessus Plugin ID 65083


The remote Red Hat host is missing one or more security updates.


Updated qemu-kvm packages that fix one security issue are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.

The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this update as having important security impact. A Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base score, which gives a detailed severity rating, is available from the CVE link in the References section.

KVM (Kernel-based Virtual Machine) is a full virtualization solution for Linux on AMD64 and Intel 64 systems. qemu-kvm is the user-space component for running virtual machines using KVM.

A flaw was found in the way QEMU-KVM emulated the e1000 network interface card when the host was configured to accept jumbo network frames, and a guest using the e1000 emulated driver was not. A remote attacker could use this flaw to crash the guest or, potentially, execute arbitrary code with root privileges in the guest.

All users of qemu-kvm should upgrade to these updated packages, which contain backported patches to correct this issue. After installing this update, shut down all running virtual machines. Once all virtual machines have shut down, start them again for this update to take effect.


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 65083

File Name: redhat-RHSA-2013-0609.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.8 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2013/03/08

Modified: 2017/01/05

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 9.3

Temporal Score: 8.1

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:ND

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:qemu-guest-agent, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:qemu-guest-agent-win32, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:qemu-img, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:qemu-kvm, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:qemu-kvm-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:qemu-kvm-tools, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:6, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:6.4

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

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2013/03/07

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2012-6075

BID: 57420

OSVDB: 89319

RHSA: 2013:0609