Debian: DSA-2280-1: libvirt security update

    Date19 Jul 2011
    CategoryDebian
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    Posted ByLinuxSecurity Advisories
    It was discovered that libvirt, a library for interfacing with different virtualization systems, is prone to an integer overflow (CVE-2011-2511). Additionally, the stable version is prone to a denial of service, because its error reporting is not thread-safe (CVE-2011-1486).
    
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    Debian Security Advisory DSA-2280-1                   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    http://www.debian.org/security/                            Steffen Joeris
    July 19, 2011                          http://www.debian.org/security/faq
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    Package        : libvirt
    Vulnerability  : several
    Problem type   : remote
    Debian-specific: no
    CVE IDs        : CVE-2011-2511 CVE-2011-1486
    Debian Bugs    : 633630 623222
    
    It was discovered that libvirt, a library for interfacing with different
    virtualization systems, is prone to an integer overflow (CVE-2011-2511).
    Additionally, the stable version is prone to a denial of service,
    because its error reporting is not thread-safe (CVE-2011-1486).
    
    For the stable distribution (squeeze), these problems have been fixed in
    version 0.8.3-5+squeeze2.
    
    For the oldstable distribution (lenny), this problem has been fixed in
    version 0.4.6-10+lenny2.
    
    For the testing distribution (wheezy), these problems will fixed soon.
    
    For the unstable distribution (sid), these problems have been fixed in
    version 0.9.2-7).                                                                                                                                                          
                   
                                                                                                                                                                         
    We recommend that you upgrade your libvirt packages.                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                                                                        
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    found at: http://www.debian.org/security/
    
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