Bug 1427090 (CVE-2017-2635) - CVE-2017-2635 libvirt: Null pointer dereference when updating storage size on empty drives
Summary: CVE-2017-2635 libvirt: Null pointer dereference when updating storage size on...
Alias: CVE-2017-2635
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: 1420718
Blocks: 1427095
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2017-02-27 10:56 UTC by Adam Mariš
Modified: 2021-02-17 02:33 UTC (History)
36 users (show)

Fixed In Version: libvirt 3.1.0
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A NULL pointer deference flaw was found in the way libvirt handled empty drives. A remote authenticated attacker could use this flaw to crash libvirtd daemon resulting in denial of service.
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Last Closed: 2017-03-29 10:37:41 UTC

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Description Adam Mariš 2017-02-27 10:56:13 UTC
A NULL pointer dereference vulnerability was found in virStorageSourceUpdateBlockPhysicalSize when attempted to call on empty drives. Unprivileged local user can trigger this bug to crash libvirtd.

Upstream patch:


Introduced by:


Comment 3 Dhiru Kholia 2017-03-09 08:00:22 UTC

Name: Yanqiu Zhang (Red Hat)

Comment 4 Carl Song 2017-04-07 20:48:07 UTC
Could you provide the rationale behind the verdict of "NOTABUG", given there's a CVE assigned and an upstream patch exists?

Comment 6 Dhiru Kholia 2017-04-10 05:29:39 UTC

This issue does not affect libvirt as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5, 6 and 7 as it does not contain the affected code.

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