EulerOS 2.0 SP1 : libvirt (EulerOS-SA-2017-1053)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 99898


The remote EulerOS host is missing a security update.


According to the version of the libvirt package installed, the EulerOS installation on the remote host is affected by the following vulnerability :

- It was found that setting a VNC password to an empty string in libvirt did not disable all access to the VNC server as documented, instead it allowed access with no authentication required. An attacker could use this flaw to access a VNC server with an empty VNC password without any authentication.(CVE-2016-5008)

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the EulerOS security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.


Update the affected libvirt package.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 99898

File Name: EulerOS_SA-2017-1053.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.3 $

Type: local

Published: 2017/05/01

Modified: 2017/05/24

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 4.3

Temporal Score: 3.6

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:N

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:F/RL:OF/RC:ND


Base Score: 9.8

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:huawei:euleros:libvirt-client, cpe:/o:huawei:euleros:2.0

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/EulerOS/release, Host/EulerOS/rpm-list, Host/EulerOS/sp

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2017/03/14

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-5008

OSVDB: 140745