Bug 857133 (CVE-2012-4423)

Summary: CVE-2012-4423 libvirt: null function pointer invocation in virNetServerProgramDispatchCall()
Product: [Other] Security Response Reporter: Petr Matousek <pmatouse>
Component: vulnerabilityAssignee: Red Hat Product Security <security-response-team>
Status: CLOSED ERRATA QA Contact:
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Priority: medium    
Version: unspecifiedCC: acathrow, berrange, bsarathy, clalancette, cwei, dyuan, eblake, itamar, jforbes, jyang, laine, libvirt-maint, mzhan, veillard, virt-maint
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OS: Linux   
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Last Closed: 2013-08-24 13:57:38 UTC Type: ---
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Bug Depends On: 842947, 857134, 857135    
Bug Blocks: 857152, 861008    

Description Petr Matousek 2012-09-13 16:14:43 UTC
It has been found that sending RPC message with an event as the RPC number, or RPC number that falls into gap in the RPC dispatch table, can lead to libvirtd accessing memory at page zero. A remote attacker could use this flaw to crash libvirtd (DoS).

Proposed upstream fix:

Comment 1 Petr Matousek 2012-09-13 16:15:39 UTC

The versions of libvirt as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 are not affected.

This issue did affect the versions of the libvirt package as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.

Comment 3 Petr Matousek 2012-09-13 16:17:55 UTC
Created libvirt tracking bugs for this issue

Affects: fedora-all [bug 857135]

Comment 4 Murray McAllister 2012-09-18 03:45:54 UTC

This issue was discovered by Wenlong Huang of the Red Hat Virtualization QE Team.

Comment 5 errata-xmlrpc 2012-10-11 13:24:23 UTC
This issue has been addressed in following products:

  Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6

Via RHSA-2012:1359 https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2012-1359.html