Debian Security Advisory DSA 2846-1 (libvirt - several vulnerabilities)

Published: 2014-01-16 23:00:00
CVE Author: NIST National Vulnerability Database (NVD)

CVSS Base Vector:
AV:A/AC:H/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

Affected Versions:
libvirt on Debian Linux

Recommendations:
For the stable distribution (wheezy), these problems have been fixed in version 0.9.12.3-1. This bugfix point release also addresses some additional bugfixes. For the unstable distribution (sid), these problems have been fixed in version 1.2.1-1. We recommend that you upgrade your libvirt Linux Distribution Packages.

Summary:
Multiple security issues have been found in Libvirt, a virtualisation abstraction library: CVE-2013-6458 It was discovered that insecure job usage could lead to denial of service against libvirtd. CVE-2014-1447 It was discovered that a race condition in keepalive handling could lead to denial of service against libvirtd.

Detection Method:
This check tests the installed software version using the apt Linux Distribution Package manager.

Detection Type:
Linux Distribution Package

Solution Type:
Vendor Patch

NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology) NVD (National Vulnerability Database)

https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2013-6458
https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2014-1447

References:

http://www.debian.org/security/2014/dsa-2846.html

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Severity
Medium
CVSS Score
6.8

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