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libvirt "remoteDispatchStoragePoolListAllVolumes()" Denial of Service Vulnerability

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Release Date:  2013-05-17    Views:  1,127

Secunia Advisory SA53440

Where:

From remote

Impact:

DoS

Solution Status:

Vendor Workaround

Software:

CVE Reference(s):

Description


A vulnerability has been reported in libvirt, which can be exploited by malicious users to cause a DoS (Denial of Service).

The vulnerability is caused due to the "remoteDispatchStoragePoolListAllVolumes()" function (daemon/remote.c) leaking file descriptors. This can be exploited to cause resource exhaustion and render the daemon unusable.

The vulnerability is reported in version 1.0.5. Other versions may also be affected.


Solution:
Fixed in the GIT repository.

Further details available to Secunia VIM customers

Provided and/or discovered by:
The vendor credits Edoardo Comar, IBM.

Original Advisory:
https://www.redhat.com/archives/libvir-list/2013-May/msg01222.html
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=953107

Deep Links:
Links available to Secunia VIM customers

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