Bug 1886366 (CVE-2020-25652) - CVE-2020-25652 spice-vdagent: possibility to exhaust file descriptors in `vdagentd`
Summary: CVE-2020-25652 spice-vdagent: possibility to exhaust file descriptors in `vda...
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Status: NEW
Alias: CVE-2020-25652
Product: Security Response
Classification: Other
Component: vulnerability
Version: unspecified
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
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Assignee: Red Hat Product Security
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Depends On: 1886486 1894435
Blocks: 1882815
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Reported: 2020-10-08 09:46 UTC by Mauro Matteo Cascella
Modified: 2020-11-09 11:21 UTC (History)
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A flaw was found in the spice-vdagentd daemon, where it did not properly handle client connections that can be established via the UNIX domain socket in `/run/spice-vdagentd/spice-vdagent-sock`. Any unprivileged local guest user could use this flaw to prevent legitimate agents from connecting to the spice-vdagentd daemon, resulting in a denial of service. The highest threat from this vulnerability is to system availability.
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Description Mauro Matteo Cascella 2020-10-08 09:46:56 UTC
The following flaw was reported by SUSE Security:

`spice-vdagentd` does not apply a limit to the amount of client connections that can be established via the UNIX domain socket in `/run/spice-vdagentd/spice-vdagent-sock`. Also existing connections aren't subject to a timeout or any kind of preconditions for them to stay alive. Any local user in the VM can prevent legitimate `spice-vdagent` instances from connecting to the `spice-vdagentd` daemon. `spice-vdagentd` will become unable to open further connections for legitimate clients or perform other tasks.

Comment 4 Mauro Matteo Cascella 2020-10-14 09:38:59 UTC
Acknowledgments:

Name: Matthias Gerstner (SUSE Security Team)

Comment 5 Mauro Matteo Cascella 2020-11-04 09:35:09 UTC
External References:

https://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2020/11/04/1

Comment 6 Mauro Matteo Cascella 2020-11-04 09:35:40 UTC
Created spice-vdagent tracking bugs for this issue:

Affects: fedora-all [bug 1894435]


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