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607811: CVE-2010-2238 libvirt: ignoring defined disk backing store format when recursing into disk image backing stores

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

Red Hat libvirt, possibly 0.7.2 through 0.8.2, recurses into disk-image backing stores without extracting the defined disk backing-store format, which might allow guest OS users to read arbitrary files on the host OS, and possibly have unspecified other impact, via unknown vectors.

Find out more about CVE-2010-2238 from the MITRE CVE dictionary dictionary and NIST NVD.


Not vulnerable. This issue did not affect the version of libvirt as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.

CVSS v2 metrics

NOTE: The following CVSS v2 metrics and score provided are preliminary and subject to review.

Base Score 4.4
Base Metrics AV:L/AC:M/Au:S/C:C/I:N/A:N
Access Vector Local
Access Complexity Medium
Authentication Single
Confidentiality Impact Complete
Integrity Impact None
Availability Impact None

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Affected Packages State

Platform Package State
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 libvirt Not affected