Ubuntu 10.04 LTS / 12.04 LTS / 12.10 / 13.04 : libvirt vulnerabilities (USN-1954-1)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 69972
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionIt was discovered that libvirt used the pkcheck tool in an unsafe manner. A local attacker could possibly use this flaw to bypass polkit authentication. In Ubuntu, libvirt polkit authentication is not enabled by default. (CVE-2013-4311)
It was discovered that libvirt incorrectly handled certain memory stats requests. A remote attacker could use this issue to cause libvirt to crash, resulting in a denial of service. This issue only affected Ubuntu 12.04 LTS, Ubuntu 12.10, and Ubuntu 13.04.
It was discovered that libvirt incorrectly handled certain bitmap operations. A remote attacker could use this issue to cause libvirt to crash, resulting in a denial of service. This issue only affected Ubuntu 13.04. (CVE-2013-5651).
Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.
SolutionUpdate the affected libvirt-bin and / or libvirt0 packages.