Security update for libvirt

SUSE Security Update: Security update for libvirt
Announcement ID: SUSE-SU-2019:14097-1
Rating: important
References: #1131595 #1138301
Cross-References:CVE-2019-10161 CVE-2019-3886
Affected Products:
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11-SP4-LTSS
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Debuginfo 11-SP4

An update that fixes two vulnerabilities is now available.


This update for libvirt fixes the following issues:
Security issues fixed:

  • CVE-2019-10161: Fixed virDomainSaveImageGetXMLDesc API which could accept a path parameter pointing anywhere on the system and potentially leading to execution of a malicious file with root privileges by libvirtd (bsc#1138301).
  • CVE-2019-3886: Fixed a information exposure which allowed to retrieve the guest hostname under readonly mode (bsc#1131595).

Patch Instructions:

To install this SUSE Security Update use the SUSE recommended installation methods like YaST online_update or "zypper patch".
Alternatively you can run the command listed for your product:

  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11-SP4-LTSS:
    zypper in -t patch slessp4-libvirt-14097=1
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Debuginfo 11-SP4:
    zypper in -t patch dbgsp4-libvirt-14097=1

Package List:

  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11-SP4-LTSS (i586 ppc64 s390x x86_64):
    • libvirt-1.2.5-23.20.1
    • libvirt-client-1.2.5-23.20.1
    • libvirt-doc-1.2.5-23.20.1
    • libvirt-lock-sanlock-1.2.5-23.20.1
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11-SP4-LTSS (ppc64 s390x x86_64):
    • libvirt-client-32bit-1.2.5-23.20.1
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Debuginfo 11-SP4 (i586 ppc64 s390x x86_64):
    • libvirt-debuginfo-1.2.5-23.20.1
    • libvirt-debugsource-1.2.5-23.20.1