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Debian: Security update for libvirt

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. Updated packages are available from security.debian.org.

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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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