Ubuntu 7.10 / 8.04 LTS / 8.10 : libvirt vulnerability (USN-694-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2008-2016 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2009-2016 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

The remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related
patches.

Description :

It was discovered that libvirt did not mark certain operations as
read-only. A local attacker may be able to perform privileged actions
such as migrating virtual machines, adjusting autostart flags, or
accessing privileged data in the virtual machine memory and disks.

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

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.2
(CVSS2#AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 37984 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2008-5086