[SECURITY] [DSA 2194-1] libvirt security update

2011-03-18T07:48:13
ID DEBIAN:DSA-2194-1:BEA3B
Type debian
Reporter Debian
Modified 2011-03-18T07:48:13

Description


Debian Security Advisory DSA-2194-1 security@debian.org http://www.debian.org/security/ Thijs Kinkhorst March 18, 2011 http://www.debian.org/security/faq


Package : libvirt Vulnerability : insufficient checks Problem type : local Debian-specific: no CVE ID : CVE-2011-1146 Debian Bug : 617773

It was discovered that libvirt, a library for interfacing with different virtualization systems, did not properly check for read-only connections. This allowed a local attacker to perform a denial of service (crash) or possibly escalate privileges.

The oldstable distribution (lenny) is not affected by this problem.

For the stable distribution (squeeze), this problem has been fixed in version 0.8.3-5+squeeze1.

For the testing distribution (wheezy), this problem will be fixed soon.

For the unstable distribution (sid), this problem has been fixed in version 0.8.8-3.

We recommend that you upgrade your libvirt packages.

Further information about Debian Security Advisories, how to apply these updates to your system and frequently asked questions can be found at: http://www.debian.org/security/

Mailing list: debian-security-announce@lists.debian.org