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CVE-2013-4311

Impact: Important
Public: 2013-09-18
Bugzilla: 1005332: CVE-2013-4311 libvirt: insecure calling of polkit

Details

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

libvirt 1.0.5.x before 1.0.5.6, 0.10.2.x before 0.10.2.8, and 0.9.12.x before 0.9.12.2 allows local users to bypass intended access restrictions by leveraging a PolkitUnixProcess PolkitSubject race condition in pkcheck via a (1) setuid process or (2) pkexec process, a related issue to CVE-2013-4288.

Find out more about CVE-2013-4311 from the MITRE CVE dictionary and NIST NVD.

CVSS v2 metrics

Base Score: 6.9
Base Metrics: AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C
Access Vector: Local
Access Complexity: Medium
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 version 6 (libvirt) RHSA-2013:1272 September 19, 2013

External References

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