openSUSE Security Update : libvirt (libvirt-373)

High Nessus Plugin ID 40272


The remote openSUSE host is missing a security update.


libvirt misses some read-only connection checks for certain methods.
This flaw enables local unprivileged users for example to migrate virtual machines without authentication (CVE-2008-5086).


Update the affected libvirt packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 40272

File Name: suse_11_1_libvirt-081218.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.7 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2009/07/21

Modified: 2014/06/13

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.2

Vector: CVSS2#AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:libvirt, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:libvirt-devel, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:libvirt-python, cpe:/o:novell:opensuse:11.1

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

Patch Publication Date: 2008/12/18

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-5086