Scientific Linux Security Update : qemu-kvm on SL6.x i386/x86_64
High Nessus Plugin ID 86564
SynopsisThe remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security updates.
DescriptionA 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.
SolutionUpdate the affected packages.