Public Date:
831164: CVE-2012-2693 libvirt: address bus= device= when identicle vendor ID/product IDs usb devices attached are ignored

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

libvirt, possibly before 0.9.12, does not properly assign USB devices to virtual machines when multiple devices have the same vendor and product ID, which might cause the wrong device to be associated with a guest and might allow local users to access unintended USB devices.

Find out more about CVE-2012-2693 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 3.7
Base Metrics AV:L/AC:H/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P
Access Vector Local
Access Complexity High
Authentication None
Confidentiality Impact Partial
Integrity Impact Partial
Availability Impact Partial

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Red Hat Security Errata

Platform Errata Release Date
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 6 (libvirt) RHSA-2012:0748 2012-06-19
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Virtualization version 5 (libvirt) RHSA-2013:0127 2013-01-08

Affected Packages State

Platform Package State
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 libvirt Affected