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Debian Security Advisory 2280-1

Debian Security Advisory 2280-1
Posted Jul 19, 2011
Authored by Debian | Site debian.org

Debian Linux Security Advisory 2280-1 - It was discovered that libvirt, a library for interfacing with different virtualization systems, is prone to an integer overflow. Additionally, the stable version is prone to a denial of service, because its error reporting is not thread-safe.

tags | advisory, denial of service, overflow
systems | linux, debian
advisories | CVE-2011-2511, CVE-2011-1486
MD5 | 08fa914d8f8a3a4c31895f9b625b3866

Debian Security Advisory 2280-1

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Debian Security Advisory DSA-2280-1 security@debian.org
http://www.debian.org/security/ Steffen Joeris
July 19, 2011 http://www.debian.org/security/faq
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Package : libvirt
Vulnerability : several
Problem type : remote
Debian-specific: no
CVE IDs : CVE-2011-2511 CVE-2011-1486
Debian Bugs : 633630 623222

It was discovered that libvirt, a library for interfacing with different
virtualization systems, is prone to an integer overflow (CVE-2011-2511).
Additionally, the stable version is prone to a denial of service,
because its error reporting is not thread-safe (CVE-2011-1486).

For the stable distribution (squeeze), these problems have been fixed in
version 0.8.3-5+squeeze2.

For the oldstable distribution (lenny), this problem has been fixed in
version 0.4.6-10+lenny2.

For the testing distribution (wheezy), these problems will fixed soon.

For the unstable distribution (sid), these problems have been fixed in
version 0.9.2-7).


We recommend that you upgrade your libvirt packages.

Further information about Debian Security Advisories, how to apply
these updates to your system and frequently asked questions can be
found at: http://www.debian.org/security/

Mailing list: debian-security-announce@lists.debian.org

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