CVE Database


Impact: Important
Public: 2013-01-28
CWE: CWE-416
Bugzilla: 893450: CVE-2013-0170 libvirt: use-after-free in virNetMessageFree()


The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

Use-after-free vulnerability in the virNetMessageFree function in rpc/virnetserverclient.c in libvirt 1.0.x before 1.0.2, 0.10.2 before, 0.9.11 before, and 0.9.6 before allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (crash) and possibly execute arbitrary code by triggering certain errors during an RPC connection, which causes a message to be freed without being removed from the message queue.

Find out more about CVE-2013-0170 from the MITRE CVE dictionary and NIST NVD.


Not vulnerable. This issue did not affect the versions of libvirt as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.

CVSS v2 metrics

Base Score: 6.8
Base Metrics: AV:A/AC:H/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C
Access Vector: Adjacent Network
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
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 6 (libvirt) RHSA-2013:0199 January 28, 2013

External References


This issue was discovered by Tingting Zheng of Red Hat.

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