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

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2008-2013 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2009-2013 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.

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