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1006493: CVE-2013-5651 libvirt: virBitmapParse out-of-bounds read access

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

The virBitmapParse function in util/virbitmap.c in libvirt before 1.1.2 allows context-dependent attackers to cause a denial of service (out-of-bounds read and crash) via a crafted bitmap, as demonstrated by a large nodeset value to numatune.

Find out more about CVE-2013-5651 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 3.3
Base Metrics AV:A/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P
Access Vector Adjacent Network
Access Complexity Low
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 Affected
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 libvirt Affected
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 libvirt Not affected