USN-2026-1: libvirt vulnerability

11 November 2013

libvirt vulnerability

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

  • Ubuntu 13.10


libvirt would allow unintended access privileges.

Software Description

  • libvirt - Libvirt virtualization toolkit


It was discovered that libvirt incorrectly checked privileges when the virConnectDomainXMLToNative API function was used. An attacker could possibly use this flaw to gain write privileges, contrary to expected behaviour.

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 13.10
libvirt0 - 1.1.1-0ubuntu8.1

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.