CVE-2013-2007

Impact:
Moderate
Public Date:
2013-05-06
Bugzilla:
956082: CVE-2013-2007 qemu: guest agent creates files with insecure permissions in deamon mode

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

The qemu guest agent in Qemu 1.4.1 and earlier, as used by Xen, when started in daemon mode, uses weak permissions for certain files, which allows local users to read and write to these files.

Find out more about CVE-2013-2007 from the MITRE CVE dictionary dictionary and NIST NVD.

Statement

This issue does not affect the kvm package as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.

This issue does not affect the xen package as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.

This issue does affect the qemu-kvm package as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6. Future qemu-kvm updates in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 may address this flaw.

Please note that due to differences in upstream and Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 versions of qemu guest agent this issue has lower security impact on systems running Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.

CVSS v2 metrics

Base Score 6.2
Base Metrics AV:L/AC:H/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C
Access Vector Local
Access Complexity High
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 6 (qemu-kvm) RHSA-2013:0896 2013-06-03

Affected Packages State

Platform Package State
Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform 3.0 qemu-kvm-rhev Not affected
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 qemu-kvm Not affected
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 virtio-win Not affected
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 kvm Not affected
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 xen Not affected
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 virtio-win Not affected
Unless explicitly stated as not affected, all previous versions of packages in any minor update stream of a product listed here should be assumed vulnerable, although may not have been subject to full analysis.

Acknowledgements

This issue was discovered by Laszlo Ersek of Red Hat.
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