Public Date:
1006173: CVE-2013-4296 libvirt: invalid free in remoteDispatchDomainMemoryStats

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

The remoteDispatchDomainMemoryStats function in daemon/remote.c in libvirt 0.9.1 through 0.10.1.x, 0.10.2.x before, 1.0.x before, and 1.1.x before 1.1.2 allows remote authenticated users to cause a denial of service (uninitialized pointer dereference and crash) via a crafted RPC call.

Find out more about CVE-2013-4296 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 2.9
Base Metrics AV:A/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P
Access Vector Adjacent Network
Access Complexity Medium
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-2013:1272 2013-09-19

Affected Packages State

Platform Package State
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 libvirt Not affected
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 libvirt Not affected


This issue was discovered by Daniel P. Berrange of Red Hat.