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Test ID:1.3.6.1.4.1.25623.1.0.68550
Category:Red Hat Local Security Checks
Title:RedHat Security Advisory RHSA-2010:0898
Summary:NOSUMMARY
Description:Description:
The remote host is missing updates announced in
advisory RHSA-2010:0898.

KVM (Kernel-based Virtual Machine) is a full virtualization solution for
Linux on AMD64 and Intel 64 systems. KVM is a Linux kernel module built for
the standard Red Hat Enterprise Linux kernel.

A flaw was found in the way QEMU-KVM handled the reloading of fs and gs
segment registers when they had invalid selectors. A privileged host user
with access to /dev/kvm could use this flaw to crash the host (denial of
service). (CVE-2010-3698)

All KVM users should upgrade to these updated packages, which contain a
backported patch to correct this issue. Note: The procedure in the Solution
section must be performed before this update will take effect.

Solution:
Please note that this update is available via
Red Hat Network. To use Red Hat Network, launch the Red
Hat Update Agent with the following command: up2date

http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2010-0898.html

Risk factor : Medium

CVSS Score:
4.6

Cross-Ref: Common Vulnerability Exposure (CVE) ID: CVE-2010-3698
BugTraq ID: 44500
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/44500
http://lists.fedoraproject.org/pipermail/package-announce/2010-December/052513.html
http://www.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDVSA-2011:029
http://www.redhat.com/support/errata/RHSA-2010-0842.html
http://www.redhat.com/support/errata/RHSA-2010-0898.html
http://secunia.com/advisories/42745
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2010/3123
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2010/3321
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