CVE Database

CVE-2010-0431

Impact: Important
Public: 2010-08-19
Bugzilla: 568809: CVE-2010-0431 qemu: Insufficient guest provided pointers validation

Details

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

QEMU-KVM, as used in the Hypervisor (aka rhev-hypervisor) in Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization (RHEV) 2.2 and KVM 83, does not properly validate guest QXL driver pointers, which allows guest OS users to cause a denial of service (invalid pointer dereference and guest OS crash) or possibly gain privileges via unspecified vectors.

Find out more about CVE-2010-0431 from the MITRE CVE dictionary and NIST NVD.

CVSS v2 metrics

Base Score: 6.6
Base Metrics: AV:L/AC:M/Au:S/C:C/I:C/A:C
Access Vector: Local
Access Complexity: Medium
Authentication: Single Instance
Confidentiality Impact: Complete
Integrity Impact: Complete
Availability Impact: Complete

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Red Hat security errata

Platform Errata Release Date
RHEV Hypervisor for RHEL-5 (rhev-hypervisor) RHSA-2010:0622 August 19, 2010
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Virtualization version 5 (kvm) RHSA-2010:0627 August 19, 2010

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