Scientific Linux Security Update : kvm on SL5.x x86_64

High Nessus Plugin ID 84538


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


A flaw was found in the way QEMU's AMD PCnet Ethernet emulation handled multi-TMD packets with a length above 4096 bytes. A privileged guest user in a guest with an AMD PCNet ethernet card enabled could potentially use this flaw to execute arbitrary code on the host with the privileges of the hosting QEMU process. (CVE-2015-3209)

KVM must be 'restarted' before this update will take effect.

Shutdown all KVM virtual machines.

Either reboot or unload and reload the following kernel modules : kvm, ksm, kvm-intel or kvm-amd.

Start the KVM virtual machines.


Update the affected packages.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 84538

File Name: sl_20150625_kvm_on_SL5_x.nasl

Version: $Revision: 2.1 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2015/07/06

Modified: 2015/07/06

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.5

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

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: 2015/06/25

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2015-3209