Ubuntu 13.10 : libvirt vulnerability (USN-2026-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2013-2016 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2013-2016 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

The remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.

Description :

It was discovered that libvirt incorrectly checked privileges when the
virConnectDomainXMLToNative API function was used. An attacker could
possibly use this flaw to gain write privileges, contrary to expected
behaviour.

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 libvirt0 package.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 8.5
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:S/C:C/I:C/A:C)

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 70845 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2013-4401

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