|Bugzilla:||602455: CVE-2010-2242 libvirt: improperly mapped source privileged ports may allow for obtaining privileged resources on the host|
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.
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.
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Red Hat security errata
|RHEL Virtualization version 5 (libvirt)||RHSA-2010:0615||August 10, 2010|
Red Hat would like to thank Jeremy Nickurak for reporting this issue.
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