Ubuntu 13.10 : libvirt vulnerability (USN-2026-1)
High Nessus Plugin ID 70845
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.
DescriptionIt was discovered that libvirt incorrectly checked privileges when the virConnectDomainXMLToNative API function was used. An attacker could possibly use this flaw to gain write privileges, contrary to expected behaviour.
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SolutionUpdate the affected libvirt0 package.