USN-4047-2: libvirt update vulnerability

13 January 2020

libvirt vulnerability

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

  • Ubuntu 14.04 ESM


Several security issues were fixed in libvirt.

Software Description

  • libvirt - Libvirt virtualization toolkit


USN-4047-1 fixed a vulnerability in libvirt. This update provides the corresponding update for Ubuntu 14.04 ESM.

Original advisory details:

Matthias Gerstner and Ján Tomko discovered that libvirt incorrectly handled certain API calls. An attacker could possibly use this issue to check for arbitrary files, or execute arbitrary binaries. In the default installation, attackers would be isolated by the libvirt AppArmor profile.

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 14.04 ESM
libvirt-bin - 1.2.2-0ubuntu13.1.28+esm1
libvirt0 - 1.2.2-0ubuntu13.1.28+esm1

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.