USN-4452-1: libvirt vulnerability

04 August 2020

libvirt could be made to run programs as an administrator.

Releases

Packages

  • libvirt - Libvirt virtualization toolkit

Details

Trent Shea working with Trend Micro┬┤s Zero Day Initiative, 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

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

References