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Bug 717204 - CVE-2011-2511 libvirt: integer overflow in VirDomainGetVcpus [fedora-all]
CVE-2011-2511 libvirt: integer overflow in VirDomainGetVcpus [fedora-all]
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: libvirt (Show other bugs)
All Linux
medium Severity medium
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Assigned To: Daniel Veillard
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
: Security, SecurityTracking
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Blocks: CVE-2011-2511
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Reported: 2011-06-28 07:27 EDT by Petr Matousek
Modified: 2011-07-22 15:33 EDT (History)
10 users (show)

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Fixed In Version: libvirt-0.8.8-7.fc15
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Last Closed: 2011-07-12 00:59:46 EDT
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Description Petr Matousek 2011-06-28 07:27:07 EDT
This is an automatically created tracking bug!  It was created to ensure
that one or more security vulnerabilities are fixed in affected Fedora

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Comment 1 Eric Blake 2011-06-28 09:58:36 EDT
Fixed by this upstream patch:

commit 774b21c163845170c9ffa873f5720d318812eaf6
Author: Eric Blake <>
Date:   Fri Jun 24 12:16:05 2011 -0600

    remote: protect against integer overflow
    Integer overflow and remote code are never a nice mix.
    This has existed since commit 56cd414.
    * src/libvirt.c (virDomainGetVcpus): Reject overflow up front.
    * src/remote/remote_driver.c (remoteDomainGetVcpus): Avoid overflow
    on sending rpc.
    * daemon/remote.c (remoteDispatchDomainGetVcpus): Avoid overflow on
    receiving rpc.

F14 and F15 can instead use this backport, to avoid having to update gnulib:

Rawhide will pick up the fix by rebasing to 0.9.3.
Comment 2 Fedora Update System 2011-07-06 11:57:12 EDT
libvirt-0.8.8-7.fc15 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 15.
Comment 3 Fedora Update System 2011-07-06 12:00:18 EDT
libvirt-0.8.3-10.fc14 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 14.
Comment 4 Fedora Update System 2011-07-06 17:31:39 EDT
Package libvirt-0.8.8-7.fc15:
* should fix your issue,
* was pushed to the Fedora 15 testing repository,
* should be available at your local mirror within two days.
Update it with:
# su -c 'yum update --enablerepo=updates-testing libvirt-0.8.8-7.fc15'
as soon as you are able to.
Please go to the following url:
then log in and leave karma (feedback).
Comment 5 Fedora Update System 2011-07-12 00:59:28 EDT
libvirt-0.8.8-7.fc15 has been pushed to the Fedora 15 stable repository.  If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.
Comment 6 Fedora Update System 2011-07-22 15:33:57 EDT
libvirt-0.8.3-10.fc14 has been pushed to the Fedora 14 stable repository.  If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.

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