Scientific Linux Security Update : xen on SL5.x i386/x86_64

High Nessus Plugin ID 65090


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


A flaw was found in the way QEMU emulated the e1000 network interface card when the host was configured to accept jumbo network frames, and a fully- virtualized 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.

After installing the updated packages, all running fully-virtualized guests must be restarted for this update to take effect.


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 65090

File Name: sl_20130306_xen_on_SL5_x.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.1 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2013/03/08

Modified: 2013/03/08

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: 2013/03/06

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2012-6075