Scientific Linux Security Update : qemu-kvm on SL7.x x86_64
High Nessus Plugin ID 86626
SynopsisThe remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security updates.
DescriptionIt was found that the QEMU's websocket frame decoder processed incoming frames without limiting resources used to process the header and the payload. An attacker able to access a guest's VNC console could use this flaw to trigger a denial of service on the host by exhausting all available memory and CPU. (CVE-2015-1779)
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.