Ubuntu Security Notice USN-2209-1
7th May, 2014
A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:
- Ubuntu 13.10
Several security issues were fixed in libvirt.
- libvirt - Libvirt virtualization toolkit
It was discovered that libvirt incorrectly handled symlinks when using the
LXC driver. An attacker could possibly use this issue to delete host
devices, create arbitrary nodes, and shutdown or power off the host.
Marian Krcmarik discovered that libvirt incorrectly handled seamless SPICE
migrations. An attacker could possibly use this issue to cause a denial of
The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package version:
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.