CVE Database

CVE-2013-4401

Impact: Important
Public: 2013-10-21
Bugzilla: 1015259: CVE-2013-4401 libvirt: unintended API access due to incorrect permissions checks

Details

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

The virConnectDomainXMLToNative API function in libvirt 1.1.0 through 1.1.3 checks for the connect:read permission instead of the connect:write permission, which allows attackers to gain domain:write privileges and execute Qemu binaries via crafted XML. NOTE: some of these details are obtained from third party information.

Find out more about CVE-2013-4401 from the MITRE CVE dictionary and NIST NVD.

Statement

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: 7.4
Base Metrics: AV:A/AC:M/Au:S/C:C/I:C/A:C
Access Vector: Adjacent Network
Access Complexity: Medium
Authentication: Single Instance
Confidentiality Impact: Complete
Integrity Impact: Complete
Availability Impact: Complete

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