Debian: DSA-2650-1: libvirt-bin security update

    Date 15 Mar 2013
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    Posted By LinuxSecurity Advisories
    Bastian Blank discovered that libvirtd, a daemon for management of virtual machines, network and storage, would change ownership of devices files so they would be owned by user `libvirt-qemu` and group `kvm`, which is a general purpose group not specific to libvirt, allowing unintended write access to
    
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    Debian Security Advisory DSA-2650-1                   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    https://www.debian.org/security/                         Yves-Alexis Perez
    March 15, 2013                         https://www.debian.org/security/faq
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    Package        : libvirt-bin
    Vulnerability  : files and device nodes ownership change to kvm group
    Problem type   : local
    Debian-specific: yes
    CVE ID         : CVE-2013-1766
    Debian Bug     : 701649
    
    Bastian Blank discovered that libvirtd, a daemon for management of virtual
    machines, network and storage, would change ownership of devices files so they
    would be owned by user `libvirt-qemu` and group `kvm`, which is a general
    purpose group not specific to libvirt, allowing unintended write access to
    those devices and files for the kvm group members.
    
    For the stable distribution (squeeze), this problem has been fixed in
    version 0.8.3-5+squeeze4.
    
    For the testing distribution (wheezy), this problem has been fixed in
    version 0.9.12-11.
    
    For the unstable distribution (sid), this problem has been fixed in
    version 0.9.12-11.
    
    We recommend that you upgrade your libvirt-bin 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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