Scientific Linux Security Update : kvm on SL5.x x86_64

High Nessus Plugin ID 93794


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


Security Fix(es) :

- An out-of-bounds read/write access flaw was found in the way QEMU's VGA emulation with VESA BIOS Extensions (VBE) support performed read/write operations using I/O port methods. A privileged guest user could use this flaw to execute arbitrary code on the host with the privileges of the host's QEMU process. (CVE-2016-3710)

- 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 results in unbounded memory allocation on the host controlled by the guest. (CVE-2016-5403)


Update the affected packages.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 93794

File Name: sl_20160927_kvm_on_SL5_x.nasl

Version: $Revision: 2.2 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2016/09/29

Modified: 2016/10/19

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


Base Score: 8.8

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:C/C:H/I:H/A:H

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: 2016/09/27

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-3710, CVE-2016-5403