|Category:||Red Hat Local Security Checks|
|Title:||RedHat Update for libvirt RHSA-2013:0199-01|
|Summary:||The remote host is missing an update for the 'libvirt'; package(s) announced via the referenced advisory.|
The remote host is missing an update for the 'libvirt'
package(s) announced via the referenced advisory.
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
A flaw was found in the way libvirtd handled connection cleanup (when a
connection was being closed) under certain error conditions. A remote
attacker able to establish a read-only connection to libvirtd could use
this flaw to crash libvirtd or, potentially, execute arbitrary code with
the privileges of the root user. (CVE-2013-0170)
This issue was discovered by Tingting Zheng of Red Hat.
All users of libvirt are advised to upgrade to these updated packages,
which contain a backported patch to correct this issue. After installing
the updated packages, libvirtd will be restarted automatically.
libvirt on Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop (v. 6),
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server (v. 6),
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Workstation (v. 6)
Please Install the Updated Packages.
Common Vulnerability Exposure (CVE) ID: CVE-2013-0170|
BugTraq ID: 57578
RedHat Security Advisories: RHSA-2013:0199
SuSE Security Announcement: SUSE-SU-2013:0320 (Google Search)
SuSE Security Announcement: openSUSE-SU-2013:0274 (Google Search)
SuSE Security Announcement: openSUSE-SU-2013:0275 (Google Search)
XForce ISS Database: libvirt-virnetmessagefree-code-exec(81552)
|Copyright||Copyright (C) 2013 Greenbone Networks GmbH|
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