Executive Summary

This Alert is flagged as TOP 25 Common Weakness Enumeration from CWE/SANS. For more information, you can read this.
Title libvirt update vulnerability
Name USN-4047-2 First vendor Publication 2020-01-13
Vendor Ubuntu Last vendor Modification 2020-01-13
Severity (Vendor) N/A Revision N/A

Security-Database Scoring CVSS v3

Cvss vector : N/A
Overall CVSS Score NA
Base Score NA Environmental Score NA
impact SubScore NA Temporal Score NA
Exploitabality Sub Score NA
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Security-Database Scoring CVSS v2

Cvss vector : (AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
Cvss Base Score 7.2 Attack Range Local
Cvss Impact Score 10 Attack Complexity Low
Cvss Expoit Score 3.9 Authentication None Required
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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

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


Original Source

Url : http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/USN-4047-2

CWE : Common Weakness Enumeration

% Id Name
100 % CWE-22 Improper Limitation of a Pathname to a Restricted Directory ('Path Traversal') (CWE/SANS Top 25)

CPE : Common Platform Enumeration

Application 238
Os 1
Os 3

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Date Informations
2020-01-13 17:19:08
  • First insertion