Public Date:
953107: CVE-2013-1962 libvirt: DoS (max count of open files exhaustion) due sockets leak in the storage pool

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

The remoteDispatchStoragePoolListAllVolumes function in the storage pool manager in libvirt 1.0.5 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (file descriptor consumption) via a large number of requests "to list all volumes for the particular pool."

Find out more about CVE-2013-1962 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 5
Base Metrics AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P
Access Vector 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-2013:0831 2013-05-16

Affected Packages State

Platform Package State
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 libvirt Not affected


Red Hat would like to thank Edoardo Comar of IBM for reporting this issue.