New! Vulnerability Priority Rating (VPR)
Tenable calculates a dynamic VPR for every vulnerability. VPR combines vulnerability information with threat intelligence and machine learning algorithms to predict which vulnerabilities are most likely to be exploited in attacks. Read more about what VPR is and how it's different from CVSS.
VPR Score: 5.2
SynopsisThe remote Mandriva Linux host is missing one or more security updates.
DescriptionUpdated libvirt packages fix security vulnerabilities :
The LXC driver (lxc/lxc_driver.c) in libvirt 1.0.1 through 1.2.1 allows local users to (1) delete arbitrary host devices via the virDomainDeviceDettach API and a symlink attack on /dev in the container; (2) create arbitrary nodes (mknod) via the virDomainDeviceAttach API and a symlink attack on /dev in the container; and cause a denial of service (shutdown or reboot host OS) via the (3) virDomainShutdown or (4) virDomainReboot API and a symlink attack on /dev/initctl in the container, related to paths under /proc//root and the virInitctlSetRunLevel function (CVE-2013-6456).
libvirt was patched to prevent expansion of entities when parsing XML files. This vulnerability allowed malicious users to read arbitrary files or cause a denial of service (CVE-2014-0179).
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).
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).
The qemuDomainMigratePerform and qemuDomainMigrateFinish2 functions in qemu/qemu_driver.c in libvirt do not unlock the domain when an ACL check fails, which allow local users to cause a denial of service via unspecified vectors (CVE-2014-8136).
The XML getters for for save images and snapshots objects don't check ACLs for the VIR_DOMAIN_XML_SECURE flag and might possibly dump security sensitive information. A remote attacker able to establish a connection to libvirtd could use this flaw to cause leak certain limited information from the domain xml file (CVE-2015-0236).
SolutionUpdate the affected lib64virt-devel, lib64virt0 and / or libvirt-utils packages.