Debian DSA-2764-1 : libvirt - programming error

medium Nessus Plugin ID 70128


The remote Debian host is missing a security-related update.


Daniel P. Berrange discovered that incorrect memory handling in the remoteDispatchDomainMemoryStats() function could lead to denial of service.

The oldstable distribution (squeeze) is not affected.


Upgrade the libvirt packages.

For the stable distribution (wheezy), this problem has been fixed in version 0.9.12-11+deb7u4. This update also includes some non-security related bugfixes scheduled for the upcoming Wheezy 7.2 point release.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 70128

File Name: debian_DSA-2764.nasl

Version: 1.8

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 9/26/2013

Updated: 1/11/2021

Supported Sensors: Agentless Assessment, Frictionless Assessment Agent, Nessus Agent

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Low

Score: 3.6


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 4

Temporal Score: 3

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux: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: 9/25/2013

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2013-4296

BID: 62510

DSA: 2764