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RHSA-2011:1197: libvirt security and bug fix update

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RHSA-2011:1197: libvirt security and bug fix update

Severity
4
CVSS
(AV:N/AC:L/Au:S/C:N/I:N/A:P)
Published
08/10/2011
Created
07/25/2018
Added
08/29/2011
Modified
07/04/2017

Description

The libvirt library is a C API for managing and interacting with thevirtualization capabilities of Linux and other operating systems. Inaddition, libvirt provides tools for remotely managing virtualized systems.An integer overflow flaw was found in libvirtd's RPC call handling. Anattacker able to establish read-only connections to libvirtd could triggerthis flaw by calling virDomainGetVcpus() with specially-crafted parameters,causing libvirtd to crash. (CVE-2011-2511)This update also fixes the following bugs:All users of libvirt are advised to upgrade to these updated packages,which contain backported patches to correct these issues. After installingthe updated packages, libvirtd must be restarted ("service libvirtdrestart") for this update to take effect.

Solution(s)

  • redhat-upgrade-libvirt
  • redhat-upgrade-libvirt-client
  • redhat-upgrade-libvirt-debuginfo
  • redhat-upgrade-libvirt-devel
  • redhat-upgrade-libvirt-python

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