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CVE-2010-2242

Impact: Low
Public: 2010-07-12
Bugzilla: 602455: CVE-2010-2242 libvirt: improperly mapped source privileged ports may allow for obtaining privileged resources on the host

Details

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

Red Hat libvirt 0.2.0 through 0.8.2 creates iptables rules with improper mappings of privileged source ports, which allows guest OS users to bypass intended access restrictions by leveraging IP address and source-port values, as demonstrated by copying and deleting an NFS directory tree.

Find out more about CVE-2010-2242 from the MITRE CVE dictionary and NIST NVD.

Statement

The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this issue as having low security impact, future update may address this flaw for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.

CVSS v2 metrics

Base Score: 1.5
Base Metrics: AV:L/AC:M/Au:S/C:N/I:P/A:N
Access Vector: Local
Access Complexity: Medium
Authentication: Single Instance
Confidentiality Impact: None
Integrity Impact: Partial
Availability Impact: None

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Red Hat security errata

Platform Errata Release Date
RHEL Virtualization version 5 (libvirt) RHSA-2010:0615 August 10, 2010

External References

Acknowledgements

Red Hat would like to thank Jeremy Nickurak for reporting this issue.

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