Public Date:
1052957: CVE-2014-1447 libvirt: denial of service with keepalive

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

Race condition in the virNetServerClientStartKeepAlive function in libvirt before 1.2.1 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (libvirtd crash) by closing a connection before a keepalive response is sent.

Find out more about CVE-2014-1447 from the MITRE CVE dictionary dictionary and NIST NVD.


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

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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Red Hat Security Errata

Platform Errata Release Date
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 6 (libvirt) RHSA-2014:0103 2014-01-28

Affected Packages State

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