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Test ID:1.3.6.1.4.1.25623.1.0.72481
Category:Red Hat Local Security Checks
Title:RedHat Security Advisory RHSA-2012:1359
Summary:NOSUMMARY
Description:Description:
The remote host is missing updates announced in
advisory RHSA-2012:1359.

The libvirt library is a C API for managing and interacting with the
virtualization capabilities of Linux and other operating systems. In
addition, libvirt provides tools for remote management of virtualized
systems.

A flaw was found in libvirtd's RPC call handling. An attacker able to
establish a read-only connection to libvirtd could use this flaw to crash
libvirtd by sending an RPC message that has an event as the RPC number, or
an RPC number that falls into a gap in the RPC dispatch table.
(CVE-2012-4423)

This issue was discovered by Wenlong Huang of the Red Hat Virtualization QE
Team.

All users of libvirt are advised to upgrade to these updated packages,
which contain backported patches to correct these issues. After installing
the updated packages, libvirtd will be restarted automatically.

Solution:
Please note that this update is available via
Red Hat Network. To use Red Hat Network, launch the Red
Hat Update Agent with the following command: up2date

http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2012-1359.html

Risk factor : Medium

Cross-Ref: Common Vulnerability Exposure (CVE) ID: CVE-2012-4423
BugTraq ID: 55541
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/55541
http://lists.fedoraproject.org/pipermail/package-announce/2012-October/089976.html
http://lists.fedoraproject.org/pipermail/package-announce/2012-October/090121.html
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=857133
https://www.redhat.com/archives/libvir-list/2012-September/msg00843.html
http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2012/09/13/14
RedHat Security Advisories: RHSA-2012:1359
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2012-1359.html
http://www.securitytracker.com/id?1027649
SuSE Security Announcement: openSUSE-SU-2013:0274 (Google Search)
http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2013-02/msg00001.html
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/USN-1708-1
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