Ubuntu 13.10 : libvirt vulnerabilities (USN-2209-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2014 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2014 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

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

Description :

It was discovered that libvirt incorrectly handled symlinks when using
the LXC driver. An attacker could possibly use this issue to delete
host devices, create arbitrary nodes, and shutdown or power off the
host. (CVE-2013-6456)

Marian Krcmarik discovered that libvirt incorrectly handled seamless
SPICE migrations. An attacker could possibly use this issue to cause a
denial of service. (CVE-2013-7336).

Solution :

Update the affected libvirt-bin and / or libvirt0 packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.8
(CVSS2#AV:A/AC:M/Au:S/C:N/I:P/A:C)
CVSS Temporal Score : 5.0
(CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 73940 ()

Bugtraq ID: 65743
66304

CVE ID: CVE-2013-6456
CVE-2013-7336