[SECURITY] Fedora 16 Update: libguestfs-1.14.8-1.fc16


Libguestfs is a library for accessing and modifying guest disk images. Amongst the things this is good for: making batch configuration changes to guests, getting disk used/free statistics (see also: virt-df), migrating between virtualization systems (see also: virt-p2v), performing partial backups, performing partial guest clones, cloning guests and changing registry/UUID/hostname info, and much else besides. Libguestfs uses Linux kernel and qemu code, and can access any type of guest filesystem that Linux and qemu can, including but not limited to: ext2/3/4, btrfs, FAT and NTFS, LVM, many different disk partition schemes, qcow, qcow2, vmdk. Libguestfs provides ways to enumerate guest storage (eg. partitions, LVs, what filesystem is in each LV, etc.). It can also run commands in the context of the guest. Libguestfs is a library that can be linked with C and C++ management programs. For high level virt tools, guestfish (shell scripting and command line access), and guestmount (mount guest filesystems using FUSE), install 'libguestfs-tools'. For shell scripting and command line access, install 'guestfish'. To mount guest filesystems on the host using FUSE, install 'libguestfs-mount'. For Erlang bindings, install 'erlang-libguestfs'. For Java bindings, install 'libguestfs-java-devel'. For OCaml bindings, install 'ocaml-libguestfs-devel'. For Perl bindings, install 'perl-Sys-Guestfs'. For PHP bindings, install 'php-libguestfs'. For Python bindings, install 'python-libguestfs'. For Ruby bindings, install 'ruby-libguestfs'.

Affected Package

OS OS Version Package Name Package Version
Fedora 16 libguestfs 1.14.8