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683650: CVE-2011-1146 libvirt: several API calls do not honour read-only connection

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

libvirt.c in the API in Red Hat libvirt 0.8.8 does not properly restrict operations in a read-only connection, which allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (host OS crash) or possibly execute arbitrary code via a (1) virNodeDeviceDettach, (2) virNodeDeviceReset, (3) virDomainRevertToSnapshot, (4) virDomainSnapshotDelete, (5) virNodeDeviceReAttach, or (6) virConnectDomainXMLToNative call, a different vulnerability than CVE-2008-5086.

Find out more about CVE-2011-1146 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 6.9
Base Metrics AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C
Access Vector Local
Access Complexity Medium
Authentication None
Confidentiality Impact Complete
Integrity Impact Complete
Availability Impact Complete

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Red Hat Security Errata

Platform Errata Release Date
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 6 (libvirt) RHSA-2011:0391 2011-03-28
RHEL Desktop Multi OS version 5 (libvirt) RHSA-2011:0391 2011-03-28

Affected Packages State

Platform Package State
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 libvirt Affected