Scientific Linux Security Update : qemu-kvm on SL6.x i386/x86_64
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 92859
SynopsisThe remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security updates.
DescriptionSecurity Fix(es) :
- Quick emulator(Qemu) built with the virtio framework is vulnerable to an unbounded memory allocation issue. It was found that a malicious guest user could submit more requests than the virtqueue size permits. Processing a request allocates a VirtQueueElement and therefore causes unbounded memory allocation on the host controlled by the guest. (CVE-2016-5403)
SolutionUpdate the affected packages.