Security update for libvirt

Announcement ID: SUSE-SU-2019:14100-1
Rating: important
CVSS scores:
  • CVE-2019-10161 ( SUSE ): 7.8 CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H
  • CVE-2019-10161 ( NVD ): 7.8 CVSS:3.1/AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H
  • CVE-2019-10161 ( NVD ): 7.8 CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H
Affected Products:
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Point of Service 11 SP3

An update that solves one vulnerability can now be installed.


This update for libvirt fixes the following issues:

Security issue 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).

Patch Instructions:

To install this SUSE 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 Point of Service 11 SP3
    zypper in -t patch sleposp3-libvirt-14100=1

Package List:

  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Point of Service 11 SP3 (i586)
    • libvirt-lock-sanlock-
    • libvirt-doc-
    • libvirt-
    • libvirt-client-
    • libvirt-python-