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libvirt: Multiple vulnerabilities


1.  Gentoo Linux Security Advisory

Version Information

Advisory Reference GLSA 201202-07 / libvirt
Release Date February 27, 2012
Latest Revision February 27, 2012: 1
Impact normal
Exploitable local, remote
Package Vulnerable versions Unaffected versions Architecture(s)
app-emulation/libvirt < 0.9.3-r1 >= 0.9.3-r1 All supported architectures

Related bugreports: #358877, #372963, #373991, #386287


Multiple vulnerabilities were found in libvirt, the worst of which might allow guest OS users to read arbitrary files on the host OS.

2.  Impact Information


libvirt is a C toolkit to manipulate virtual machines.


Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in libvirt. Please review the CVE identifiers referenced below for details.


These vulnerabilities allow a remote attacker to cause a Denial of Service condition on the host server or libvirt daemon, or might allow guest OS users to read arbitrary files on the host OS.

3.  Resolution Information


There is no known workaround at this time.


All libvirt users should upgrade to the latest version:

Code Listing 3.1: Resolution

  # emerge --sync
  # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=app-emulation/libvirt-0.9.3-r1"

4.  References


Page updated February 27, 2012

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