GLSA-201309-18 : libvirt: Multiple vulnerabilities

High Nessus Plugin ID 70130


The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-201309-18 (libvirt: Multiple vulnerabilities)

An error in the virNetMessageFree() function in rpc/virnetserverclient.c can lead to a use-after-free. Additionally, a socket leak in the remoteDispatchStoragePoolListAllVolumes command can lead to file descriptor exhaustion.
Impact :

A remote attacker could cause certain errors during an RPC connection to cause a message to be freed without being removed from the message queue, possibly resulting in execution of arbitrary code or a Denial of Service condition. Additionally, a remote attacker could repeatedly issue the command to list all pool volumes, causing a Denial of Service condition.
Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.


All libvirt users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=app-emulation/libvirt-'

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 70130

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-201309-18.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.5 $

Type: local

Published: 2013/09/26

Modified: 2015/04/13

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 9.3

Temporal Score: 8.1

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:gentoo:linux:libvirt, cpe:/o:gentoo:linux

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Gentoo/release, Host/Gentoo/qpkg-list

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2013/09/25

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2013-0170, CVE-2013-1962

BID: 57578, 59937

OSVDB: 89644, 93451

GLSA: 201309-18