[SECURITY] Fedora 14 Update: libguestfs-1.5.23-1

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Fedora Update Notification
2010-10-28 05:05:17

Name        : libguestfs
Product     : Fedora 14
Version     : 1.5.23
Release     : 1
URL         : http://libguestfs.org/
Summary     : Access and modify virtual machine disk images
Description :
Libguestfs is a library for accessing and modifying guest disk images.
Amongst the things this is good for: making batch configuration
changes to guests, getting disk used/free statistics (see also:
virt-df), migrating between virtualization systems (see also:
virt-p2v), performing partial backups, performing partial guest
clones, cloning guests and changing registry/UUID/hostname info, and
much else besides.

Libguestfs uses Linux kernel and qemu code, and can access any type of
guest filesystem that Linux and qemu can, including but not limited
to: ext2/3/4, btrfs, FAT and NTFS, LVM, many different disk partition
schemes, qcow, qcow2, vmdk.

Libguestfs provides ways to enumerate guest storage (eg. partitions,
LVs, what filesystem is in each LV, etc.).  It can also run commands
in the context of the guest.

Libguestfs is a library that can be linked with C and C++ management

See also the 'guestfish' package for shell scripting and command line
access, and 'libguestfs-mount' for mounting guest filesystems on the
host using FUSE.

For Perl bindings, see 'perl-libguestfs'.

For OCaml bindings, see 'ocaml-libguestfs-devel'.

For Python bindings, see 'python-libguestfs'.

For Ruby bindings, see 'ruby-libguestfs'.

For Java bindings, see 'libguestfs-java-devel'.

For PHP bindings, see 'php-libguestfs'.

Update Information:

CVE-2010-3851: Fix for libguestfs: missing disk format
specifier when adding a disk

* Sat Oct 23 2010 Richard Jones <rjones at redhat.com> - 1:1.5.23-1
- Fix for libguestfs: missing disk format specifier when adding a disk
  (RHBZ#642934, CVE-2010-3851).

  [ 1 ] Bug #642934 - No way to specify disk format when adding a disk to libguestfs

This update can be installed with the "yum" update program.  Use 
su -c 'yum update libguestfs' at the command line.
For more information, refer to "Managing Software with yum",
available at http://docs.fedoraproject.org/yum/.

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