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

High Nessus Plugin ID 69013


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


An unquoted search path flaw was found in the way the QEMU Guest Agent service installation was performed on Windows. Depending on the permissions of the directories in the unquoted search path, a local, unprivileged user could use this flaw to have a binary of their choosing executed with SYSTEM privileges. (CVE-2013-2231)

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: 69013

File Name: sl_20130722_qemu_kvm_on_SL6_x.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.3 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2013/07/23

Modified: 2013/10/03

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.2

Vector: CVSS2#AV:L/AC:L/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: 2013/07/22

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2013-2231