CVE Reference: CVE-2013-6456

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CVE-2013-6456

Description:
The LXC driver (lxc/lxc_driver.c) in libvirt 1.0.1 through 1.2.1 allows local users to (1) delete arbitrary host devices via the virDomainDeviceDettach API and a symlink attack on /dev in the container; (2) create arbitrary nodes (mknod) via the virDomainDeviceAttach API and a symlink attack on /dev in the container; and cause a denial of service (shutdown or reboot host OS) via the (3) virDomainShutdown or (4) virDomainReboot API and a symlink attack on /dev/initctl in the container, related to "paths under /proc/$PID/root" and the virInitctlSetRunLevel function.

CVE Status:
Candidate

References:

SUSE
  http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-updates/2014-05/msg00004.html

SAID
  Secunia Advisory: SA56187
  Secunia Advisory: SA56215
  Secunia Advisory: SA60895

MISC

GENTOO
  http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-201412-04.xml

FEDORA
  http://lists.fedoraproject.org/pipermail/package-announce/2014-February/129199.html

CONFIRM
  http://security.libvirt.org/2013/0018.html
  http://libvirt.org/news.html
  http://libvirt.org/git/?p=libvirt.git;a=commit;h=5fc590ad9f4

BID
  65743


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