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    Debian: DSA-2194-1: libvirt security update

    Date 18 Mar 2011
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    Posted By LinuxSecurity Advisories
    It was discovered that libvirt, a library for interfacing with different virtualization systems, did not properly check for read-only connections. This allowed a local attacker to perform a denial of service (crash) or possibly escalate privileges.
    
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    Debian Security Advisory DSA-2194-1                   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    https://www.debian.org/security/                           Thijs Kinkhorst
    March 18, 2011                         https://www.debian.org/security/faq
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    Package        : libvirt
    Vulnerability  : insufficient checks
    Problem type   : local
    Debian-specific: no
    CVE ID         : CVE-2011-1146
    Debian Bug     : 617773
    
    It was discovered that libvirt, a library for interfacing with different
    virtualization systems, did not properly check for read-only connections.
    This allowed a local attacker to perform a denial of service (crash) or
    possibly escalate privileges.
    
    The oldstable distribution (lenny) is not affected by this problem.
    
    For the stable distribution (squeeze), this problem has been fixed in
    version 0.8.3-5+squeeze1.
    
    For the testing distribution (wheezy), this problem will be fixed soon.
    
    For the unstable distribution (sid), this problem has been fixed in
    version 0.8.8-3.
    
    We recommend that you upgrade your libvirt packages.
    
    Further information about Debian Security Advisories, how to apply
    these updates to your system and frequently asked questions can be
    found at: https://www.debian.org/security/
    
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