Scientific Linux Security Update : libvirt on SL5.x i386/x86_64

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Synopsis :

The remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security

Description :

It was found that several libvirt API calls did not honor the
read-only permission for connections. A local attacker able to
establish a read-only connection to libvirtd on a server could use
this flaw to execute commands that should be restricted to read-write
connections, possibly leading to a denial of service or privilege
escalation. (CVE-2011-1146)

Note: Previously, using rpmbuild without the '--define 'rhel 5''
option to build the libvirt source RPM could failed with a 'Failed
build dependencies' error for the device-mapper-devel package, as this
-devel sub-package may not be available. With this update, the -devel
sub-package is no longer checked by default as a dependency when
building , allowing the libvirt source RPM to build as expected.

See also :

Solution :

Update the affected libvirt, libvirt-devel and / or libvirt-python

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.9

Family: Scientific Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 61001 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2011-1146

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