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

High Nessus Plugin ID 97493


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


Security Fix(es) :

- Quick emulator (QEMU) built with the Cirrus CLGD 54xx VGA Emulator support is vulnerable to an out-of-bounds access issue. The issue could occur while copying VGA data in cirrus_bitblt_cputovideo. A privileged user inside guest could use this flaw to crash the QEMU process OR potentially execute arbitrary code on host with privileges of the QEMU process. (CVE-2017-2620)


Update the affected packages.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 97493

File Name: sl_20170301_qemu_kvm_on_SL6_x.nasl

Version: $Revision: 3.2 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2017/03/02

Modified: 2017/03/03

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

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: 2017/03/01

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-2620

IAVB: 2017-B-0024