USN-1895-1: libvirt vulnerability

2 July 2013

libvirt vulnerability

A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:

  • Ubuntu 13.04


libvirt could be made to crash if it received specially crafted network traffic.

Software Description

  • libvirt - Libvirt virtualization toolkit


It was discovered that libvirt incorrectly handled certain storage pool requests. A remote attacker could use this issue to cause libvirt to consume resources, resulting in a denial of service.

Update instructions

The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package versions:

Ubuntu 13.04
libvirt0 - 1.0.2-0ubuntu11.13.04.2

To update your system, please follow these instructions:

After a standard system update you need to reboot your computer to make all the necessary changes.