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

High Nessus Plugin ID 65092


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


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.

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: 65092

File Name: sl_20130307_qemu_kvm_on_SL6_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: 2013/03/07

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2012-6075