Bug 683650 (CVE-2011-1146) - CVE-2011-1146 libvirt: several API calls do not honour read-only connection
Summary: CVE-2011-1146 libvirt: several API calls do not honour read-only connection
Alias: CVE-2011-1146
Product: Security Response
Classification: Other
Component: vulnerability
Version: unspecified
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Red Hat Product Security
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Depends On: Engineering683651 Engineering683652 Engineering683653 Engineering683654 683655
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Reported: 2011-03-09 23:03 UTC by Petr Matousek
Modified: 2019-09-29 12:43 UTC (History)
22 users (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2013-04-15 21:48:32 UTC

Attachments (Terms of Use)

System ID Private Priority Status Summary Last Updated
Red Hat Product Errata RHSA-2011:0391 0 normal SHIPPED_LIVE Important: libvirt security update 2011-03-28 16:47:30 UTC

Description Petr Matousek 2011-03-09 23:03:06 UTC
Description of problem:
It has been found that several libvirt API calls (virNodeDeviceDettach, virNodeDeviceReset, virNodeDeviceReAttach, virDomainRevertToSnapshot, virDomainSnapshotDelete and virConnectDomainXMLToNative) did not honour read-only connection. Local attacker could use this flaw to crash the server (DoS) or possibly escalate his privileges.

Comment 3 Petr Matousek 2011-03-09 23:11:31 UTC
Created libvirt tracking bugs for this issue

Affects: fedora-all [bug 683655]

Comment 4 Jim Fehlig 2011-03-10 17:42:20 UTC
Should virNodeDeviceReAttach also be added to the list?

Comment 5 Petr Matousek 2011-03-10 21:19:44 UTC
(In reply to comment #4)
> Should virNodeDeviceReAttach also be added to the list?

Yes, I omitted it by mistake. Thanks Jim.

Comment 6 Daniel Veillard 2011-03-14 06:53:38 UTC
Also added virConnectDomainXMLToNative() after a full review and commited



Comment 8 errata-xmlrpc 2011-03-28 16:47:40 UTC
This issue has been addressed in following products:

  Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5
  Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6

Via RHSA-2011:0391 https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2011-0391.html

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