USN-1895-1: libvirt vulnerability

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-1895-1

2nd July, 2013

libvirt vulnerability

A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:

  • Ubuntu 13.04

Summary

libvirt could be made to crash if it received specially crafted network traffic.

Software description

  • libvirt - Libvirt virtualization toolkit

Details

It was discovered that libvirt incorrectly handled certain storage pool
requests. A remote attacker could use this issue to cause libvirt to
consume resources, resulting in a denial of service.

Update instructions

The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package version:

Ubuntu 13.04:
libvirt0 1.0.2-0ubuntu11.13.04.2

To update your system, please follow these instructions: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Security/Upgrades.

After a standard system update you need to reboot your computer to make
all the necessary changes.

References

CVE-2013-1962