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The remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security
The libvirtd daemon was discovered to not properly check user
connection permissions before performing certain privileged actions,
such as requesting migration of an unprivileged guest domain to
another system. A local user able to establish a read-only connection
to libvirtd could use this flaw to perform actions that should be
restricted to read-write connections. (CVE-2008-5086)
libvirt_proxy, a setuid helper application allowing non-privileged
users to communicate with the hypervisor, was discovered to not
properly validate user requests. Local users could use this flaw to
cause a stack-based buffer overflow in libvirt_proxy, possibly
allowing them to run arbitrary code with root privileges.
After installing the update, libvirtd must be restarted manually (for
example, by issuing a 'service libvirtd restart' command) for this
change to take effect.
See also :
Update the affected libvirt, libvirt-devel and / or libvirt-python
Risk factor :
High / CVSS Base Score : 7.2
Family: Scientific Linux Local Security Checks
Nessus Plugin ID: 60551 ()
CVE ID: CVE-2008-5086CVE-2009-0036
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