CentOS 7 : libvirt (CESA-2019:2294)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 128386
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The remote CentOS host is missing one or more security updates.


An update for libvirt is now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.

Red Hat Product Security has rated this update as having a security impact of Moderate. A Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base score, which gives a detailed severity rating, is available for each vulnerability from the CVE link(s) in the References section.

The libvirt library contains a C API for managing and interacting with the virtualization capabilities of Linux and other operating systems.
In addition, libvirt provides tools for remote management of virtualized systems.

Security Fix(es) :

* libvirt: NULL pointer dereference after running qemuAgentCommand in qemuAgentGetInterfaces function (CVE-2019-3840)

For more details about the security issue(s), including the impact, a CVSS score, acknowledgments, and other related information, refer to the CVE page(s) listed in the References section.

Additional Changes :

For detailed information on changes in this release, see the Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.7 Release Notes linked from the References section.


Update the affected libvirt packages.

See Also


Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 128386

File Name: centos_RHSA-2019-2294.nasl

Version: 1.3

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 8/30/2019

Updated: 12/31/2019

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2019-3840


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 4.4


Risk Factor: Low

Base Score: 3.5

Temporal Score: 2.6

Vector: AV:N/AC:M/Au:S/C:N/I:N/A:P

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


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.3

Temporal Score: 5.5

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:libvirt, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:libvirt-admin, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:libvirt-bash-completion, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:libvirt-client, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:libvirt-daemon, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:libvirt-daemon-config-network, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:libvirt-daemon-config-nwfilter, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:libvirt-daemon-driver-interface, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:libvirt-daemon-driver-lxc, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:libvirt-daemon-driver-network, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:libvirt-daemon-driver-nodedev, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:libvirt-daemon-driver-nwfilter, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:libvirt-daemon-driver-qemu, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:libvirt-daemon-driver-secret, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:libvirt-daemon-driver-storage, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:libvirt-daemon-driver-storage-core, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:libvirt-daemon-driver-storage-disk, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:libvirt-daemon-driver-storage-gluster, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:libvirt-daemon-driver-storage-iscsi, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:libvirt-daemon-driver-storage-logical, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:libvirt-daemon-driver-storage-mpath, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:libvirt-daemon-driver-storage-rbd, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:libvirt-daemon-driver-storage-scsi, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:libvirt-daemon-kvm, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:libvirt-daemon-lxc, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:libvirt-devel, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:libvirt-docs, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:libvirt-libs, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:libvirt-lock-sanlock, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:libvirt-login-shell, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:libvirt-nss, cpe:/o:centos:centos:7

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/CentOS/release, Host/CentOS/rpm-list

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 8/29/2019

Vulnerability Publication Date: 3/27/2019

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2019-3840

RHSA: 2019:2294