CVE Database


Impact: Important
Public: 2013-07-22
CWE: CWE-428
Bugzilla: 980757: CVE-2013-2231 qemu: qemu-ga win32 service unquoted search path


The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

Unquoted Windows search path vulnerability in the QEMU Guest Agent service for Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop 6, HPC Node 6, Server 6, Workstation 6, Desktop Supplementary 6, Server Supplementary 6, Supplementary AUS 6.4, Supplementary EUS 6.4.z, and Workstation Supplementary 6, when installing on Windows, allows local users to gain privileges via a crafted program in an unspecified folder.

Find out more about CVE-2013-2231 from the MITRE CVE dictionary and NIST NVD.


This issue does not affect the kvm package as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.
This issue does not affect the xen package as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.
This issue does affect the qemu-kvm package as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6. Future qemu-kvm updates in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 may address this flaw.

CVSS v2 metrics

Base Score: 7.2
Base Metrics: AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C
Access Vector: Local
Access Complexity: Low
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 Supplementary version 6 (virtio-win) RHSA-2013:1101 July 22, 2013
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 6 (qemu-kvm) RHSA-2013:1100 July 22, 2013

External References


This issue was discovered by Lev Veyde of Red Hat.

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