Scientific Linux Security Update : qemu-kvm on SL6.x i386/x86_64 (20130307)

high Nessus Plugin ID 65092
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Synopsis

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

Description

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.
(CVE-2012-6075)

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.

Solution

Update the affected packages.

See Also

http://www.nessus.org/u?815bbbce

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 65092

File Name: sl_20130307_qemu_kvm_on_SL6_x.nasl

Version: 1.5

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 3/8/2013

Updated: 1/14/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 9.3

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:qemu-guest-agent, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:qemu-guest-agent-win32, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:qemu-img, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:qemu-kvm, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:qemu-kvm-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:qemu-kvm-tools, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:seabios, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:spice-glib, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:spice-glib-devel, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:spice-gtk, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:spice-gtk-devel, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:spice-gtk-python, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:spice-gtk-tools, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:spice-protocol, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:spice-server, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:spice-server-devel, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:spice-vdagent, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:spice-xpi, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:usbredir, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:usbredir-devel, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:usbredir-server, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:virt-viewer, 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: 3/7/2013

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2/13/2013

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2012-6075