Public Date:
790730: CVE-2012-0860 rhev: vds_installer insecure /tmp use

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

Multiple untrusted search path vulnerabilities in Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization Manager (RHEV-M) before 3.1, when adding a host, allow local users to gain privileges via a Trojan horse (1) or (2) Python module in /tmp/.

Find out more about CVE-2012-0860 from the MITRE CVE dictionary dictionary and NIST NVD.


This issue does affect Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization 2 and 3. Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization 2 is now in Production 2 phase of the support and maintenance life cycle. This issue is not currently planned to be addressed in future updates. For additional information, refer to the Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization Life Cycle:

CVSS v2 metrics

NOTE: The following CVSS v2 metrics and score provided are preliminary and subject to review.

Base Score 6.2
Base Metrics AV:L/AC:H/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C
Access Vector Local
Access Complexity High
Authentication None
Confidentiality Impact Complete
Integrity Impact Complete
Availability Impact Complete

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Red Hat Security Errata

Platform Errata Release Date
RHEV-M for Servers (org.ovirt.engine-root) RHSA-2012:1506 2012-12-04
RHEV Agents (vdsm) (vdsm) RHSA-2012:1508 2012-12-04