Public Date:
693391: CVE-2011-1486 libvirt: error reporting in libvirtd is not thread safe

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

libvirtd in libvirt before 0.9.0 does not use thread-safe error reporting, which allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (crash) by causing multiple threads to report errors at the same time.

Find out more about CVE-2011-1486 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 3.3
Base Metrics AV:A/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P
Access Vector Adjacent Network
Access Complexity Low
Authentication None
Confidentiality Impact None
Integrity Impact None
Availability Impact Partial

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Red Hat Security Errata

Platform Errata Release Date
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 6 (libvirt) RHSA-2011:0479 2011-05-02
RHEL Desktop Multi OS version 5 (libvirt) RHSA-2011:0478 2011-05-02

Affected Packages State

Platform Package State
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 libvirt Affected