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CentOS Update for libvirt CESA-2013:0831 centos6

Information

Severity

Severity

Medium

Family

Family

CentOS Local Security Checks

CVSSv2 Base

CVSSv2 Base

5.0

CVSSv2 Vector

CVSSv2 Vector

AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P

Solution Type

Solution Type

Vendor Patch

Created

Created

9 years ago

Modified

Modified

3 years ago

Summary

The remote host is missing an update for the 'libvirt' package(s) announced via the referenced advisory.

Insight

Insight

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. It was found that libvirtd leaked file descriptors when listing all volumes for a particular pool. A remote attacker able to establish a read-only connection to libvirtd could use this flaw to cause libvirtd to consume all available file descriptors, preventing other users from using libvirtd services (such as starting a new guest) until libvirtd is restarted. (CVE-2013-1962) Red Hat would like to thank Edoardo Comar of IBM for reporting this issue. This update also fixes the following bugs: * Previously, libvirt made control group (cgroup) requests on files that it should not have. With older kernels, such nonsensical cgroup requests were ignored. However, newer kernels are stricter, resulting in libvirt logging spurious warnings and failures to the libvirtd and audit logs. The audit log failures displayed by the ausearch tool were similar to the following: root [date] - failed cgroup allow path rw /dev/kqemu With this update, libvirt no longer attempts the nonsensical cgroup actions, leaving only valid attempts in the libvirtd and audit logs (making it easier to search for real cases of failure). (BZ#958837) * Previously, libvirt used the wrong variable when constructing audit messages. This led to invalid audit messages, causing ausearch to format certain entries as having path=(null)' instead of the correct path. This could prevent ausearch from locating events related to cgroup device ACL modifications for guests managed by libvirt. With this update, the audit messages are generated correctly, preventing loss of audit coverage. (BZ#958839) 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.

Affected Software

Affected Software

libvirt on CentOS 6

Solution

Solution

Please install the updated packages.

Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE)

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