CVE-2013-6456 Detail

Current 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.


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Hyperlink Resource
http://libvirt.org/git/?p=libvirt.git;a=commit;h=5fc590ad9f4 Patch 
http://libvirt.org/news.html
http://lists.fedoraproject.org/pipermail/package-announce/2014-February/129199.html
http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-updates/2014-05/msg00004.html
http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-201412-04.xml
http://security.libvirt.org/2013/0018.html Vendor Advisory 
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/65743
https://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=732394
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1045643

Weakness Enumeration

CWE-ID CWE Name Source
CWE-59 Improper Link Resolution Before File Access ('Link Following') cwe source acceptance level NIST  

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Change History

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2013-6456
NVD Published Date:
04/15/2014
NVD Last Modified:
01/02/2015
Source:
MITRE