|Bugzilla:||1015259: CVE-2013-4401 libvirt: unintended API access due to incorrect permissions checks|
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.
This issue did not affect the versions of libvirt package as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 and 6.
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|Access Vector:||Adjacent Network|
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