Ubuntu 13.10 : libvirt vulnerabilities (USN-2209-1)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 73940
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionIt was discovered that libvirt incorrectly handled symlinks when using the LXC driver. An attacker could possibly use this issue to delete host devices, create arbitrary nodes, and shutdown or power off the host. (CVE-2013-6456)
Marian Krcmarik discovered that libvirt incorrectly handled seamless SPICE migrations. An attacker could possibly use this issue to cause a denial of service. (CVE-2013-7336).
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.