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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-4452-1

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-4452-1
Posted Aug 5, 2020
Authored by Ubuntu | Site security.ubuntu.com

Ubuntu Security Notice 4452-1 - Trent Shea discovered that the libvirt package set incorrect permissions on the UNIX domain socket. A local attacker could use this issue to access libvirt and escalate privileges.

tags | advisory, local
systems | linux, unix, ubuntu
advisories | CVE-2020-15708
MD5 | 26191b7d77a8f9fcfdc7f39ef50e7b2d

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-4452-1

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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-4452-1
August 04, 2020

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

- Ubuntu 20.04 LTS

Summary:

libvirt could be made to run programs as an administrator.

Software Description:
- libvirt: Libvirt virtualization toolkit

Details:

Trent Shea discovered that the libvirt package set incorrect permissions on
the UNIX domain socket. A local attacker could use this issue to access
libvirt and escalate privileges.

Update instructions:

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

Ubuntu 20.04 LTS:
libvirt-daemon 6.0.0-0ubuntu8.3
libvirt-daemon-system 6.0.0-0ubuntu8.3
libvirt0 6.0.0-0ubuntu8.3

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

References:
https://usn.ubuntu.com/4452-1
CVE-2020-15708

Package Information:
https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/libvirt/6.0.0-0ubuntu8.3
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