Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : libvirt (MDVSA-2014:195)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 78062


The remote Mandriva Linux host is missing one or more security updates.


Multiple vulnerabilities has been discovered and corrected in libvirt :

An out-of-bounds read flaw was found in the way libvirt's qemuDomainGetBlockIoTune() function looked up the disk index in a non-persistent (live) disk configuration while a persistent disk configuration was being indexed. A remote attacker able to establish a read-only connection to libvirtd could use this flaw to crash libvirtd or, potentially, leak memory from the libvirtd process (CVE-2014-3633).

A denial of service flaw was found in the way libvirt's virConnectListAllDomains() function computed the number of used domains. A remote attacker able to establish a read-only connection to libvirtd could use this flaw to make any domain operations within libvirt unresponsive (CVE-2014-3657).

The updated libvirt packages have been upgraded to the version and patched to resolve these security flaws.


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 78062

File Name: mandriva_MDVSA-2014-195.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.3 $

Type: local

Published: 2014/10/06

Modified: 2014/10/08

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5.8

Temporal Score: 5

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64virt-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64virt0, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libvirt-utils, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:python-libvirt, cpe:/o:mandriva:business_server:1

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/cpu, Host/Mandrake/release, Host/Mandrake/rpm-list

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2014/10/03

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-3633, CVE-2014-3657

BID: 70186, 70210

MDVSA: 2014:195