Ubuntu 12.04 LTS / 12.10 : libvirt vulnerabilities (USN-1708-1)
High Nessus Plugin ID 64289
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionWenlong Huang discovered that libvirt incorrectly handled certain RPC calls. A remote attacker could exploit this and cause libvirt to crash, resulting in a denial of service. This issue only affected Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. (CVE-2012-4423)
Tingting Zheng discovered that libvirt incorrectly handled cleanup under certain error conditions. A remote attacker could exploit this and cause libvirt to crash, resulting in a denial of service, or possibly execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2013-0170).
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SolutionUpdate the affected libvirt-bin and / or libvirt0 packages.