CVE-2013-2231

Impact:
Important
Public Date:
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 dictionary and NIST NVD.

Statement

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

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

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 2013-07-22
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 6 (qemu-kvm) RHSA-2013:1100 2013-07-22

Affected Packages State

Platform Package State
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Supplementary version 7 qemu-kvm Not affected
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Supplementary version 6 qemu-kvm Affected

Acknowledgements

This issue was discovered by Lev Veyde of Red Hat.