Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : libvirt (MDVSA-2014:222)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 79409


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


Updated libvirt packages fix security vulnerability :

Eric Blake discovered that libvirt incorrectly handled permissions when processing the qemuDomainFormatXML command. An attacker with read-only privileges could possibly use this to gain access to certain information from the domain xml file (CVE-2014-7823).


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 79409

File Name: mandriva_MDVSA-2014-222.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.2 $

Type: local

Published: 2014/11/24

Modified: 2014/11/24

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 4.3

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

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

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: 2014/11/21

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-7823

BID: 71095

MDVSA: 2014:222