[USN-4047-2] libvirt update vulnerability
Leonidas S. Barbosa
leo.barbosa at canonical.com
Mon Jan 13 15:59:39 UTC 2020
Ubuntu Security Notice USN-4047-2
January 13, 2020
A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:
- Ubuntu 14.04 ESM
Several security issues were fixed in libvirt.
- 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.
The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following
Ubuntu 14.04 ESM:
After a standard system update you need to reboot your computer to make
all the necessary changes.
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