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

High Nessus Plugin ID 86564


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


A heap buffer overflow flaw was found in the way QEMU's NE2000 NIC emulation implementation handled certain packets received over the network. A privileged user inside a guest could use this flaw to crash the QEMU instance (denial of service) or potentially execute arbitrary code on the host. (CVE-2015-5279)

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: 86564

File Name: sl_20151022_qemu_kvm_on_SL6_x.nasl

Version: $Revision: 2.1 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2015/10/23

Modified: 2015/10/23

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: 2015/10/22

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2015-5279