Public Date:
1006505: CVE-2013-4297 libvirt: invalid free in virFileNBDDeviceAssociate

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

The virFileNBDDeviceAssociate function in util/virfile.c in libvirt 1.1.2 and earlier allows remote authenticated users to cause a denial of service (uninitialized pointer dereference and crash) via unspecified vectors.

Find out more about CVE-2013-4297 from the MITRE CVE dictionary dictionary and NIST NVD.


Not vulnerable. This issue did not affect the versions of libvirt package as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 and 6.

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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Affected Packages State

Platform Package State
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 libvirt Not affected
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 libvirt Not affected
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 libvirt Not affected