Bug 1726232 (CVE-2019-10183) - CVE-2019-10183 virt-install: unattended option leaks password via command line argument
Summary: CVE-2019-10183 virt-install: unattended option leaks password via command lin...
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Status: CLOSED ERRATA
Alias: CVE-2019-10183
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: 1726535 1726536
Blocks: 1726225
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
 
Reported: 2019-07-02 11:40 UTC by Prasad J Pandit
Modified: 2019-11-06 00:52 UTC (History)
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The virt-install utility used to provision new virtual machines, in virt-manager v2.2.0, has introduced an option '--unattended' to create VMs without user interaction. This option accepts guest VM password as command line arguments. An attacker could obtain these passwords though process listings on the system.
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Last Closed: 2019-11-06 00:52:53 UTC


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Red Hat Product Errata RHSA-2019:3464 None None None 2019-11-05 20:58:01 UTC

Description Prasad J Pandit 2019-07-02 11:40:49 UTC
Virt-install(1) utility used to provision new virtual machines has introduced an option
'--unattended' to create VMs without user interaction. This option accepts guest VM
password as command line arguments. Thus leaking them to others users on the system
via process listing. It was introduced recently in the virt-manager v2.2.0 release.

Upstream patch:
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  -> https://www.redhat.com/archives/virt-tools-list/2019-July/msg00014.html

Reference:
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  -> https://virt-manager.org/download/
  -> https://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2019/07/03/1

Comment 2 Prasad J Pandit 2019-07-02 12:28:59 UTC
Acknowledgments:

Name: Daniel P. Berrangé (Red Hat Inc.)

Comment 3 Prasad J Pandit 2019-07-03 06:45:20 UTC
Created virt-manager tracking bugs for this issue:

Affects: fedora-all [bug 1726536]

Comment 6 errata-xmlrpc 2019-11-05 20:58:00 UTC
This issue has been addressed in the following products:

  Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8

Via RHSA-2019:3464 https://access.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2019:3464

Comment 7 Product Security DevOps Team 2019-11-06 00:52:53 UTC
This bug is now closed. Further updates for individual products will be reflected on the CVE page(s):

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2019-10183


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