Debian DLA-1315-1 : libvirt security update

high Nessus Plugin ID 108605


The remote Debian host is missing a security update.


Daniel P. Berrange and Peter Krempa of Red Hat discovered a flaw in libvirt, a virtualization API. A lack of restriction for the amount of data read by QEMU Monitor socket can lead to a denial of service by exhaustion of memory resources.

For Debian 7 'Wheezy', these problems have been fixed in version

We recommend that you upgrade your libvirt packages.

NOTE: Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the DLA security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.


Upgrade the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 108605

File Name: debian_DLA-1315.nasl

Version: 1.5

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 3/27/2018

Updated: 1/11/2021

Supported Sensors: Frictionless Assessment Agent, Nessus Agent

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Low

Score: 3.6


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 3.7

Vector: AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P

Temporal Vector: E:U/RL:OF/RC:C


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 6.5

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:H

Temporal Vector: E:U/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libvirt-bin, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libvirt-dev, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libvirt-doc, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libvirt0, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libvirt0-dbg, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:python-libvirt, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:7.0

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Debian/release, Host/Debian/dpkg-l

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 3/24/2018

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2018-1064, CVE-2018-5748