Public Date:
607812: CVE-2010-2239 libvirt: not setting user defined backing store format when creating new image

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

Red Hat libvirt, possibly 0.6.0 through 0.8.2, creates new images without setting the user-defined backing-store format, which allows guest OS users to read arbitrary files on the host OS via unspecified vectors.

Find out more about CVE-2010-2239 from the MITRE CVE dictionary dictionary and NIST NVD.

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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Red Hat Security Errata

Platform Errata Release Date
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Virtualization version 5 (libvirt) RHSA-2010:0615 2010-08-10

Affected Packages State

Platform Package State
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 libvirt Not affected
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 libvirt Affected