libvirt up to 0.8.2 access control

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A vulnerability classified as problematic has been found in libvirt up to 0.8.2 (Virtualization Software). Affected is some unknown processing. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a access control vulnerability. CWE is classifying the issue as CWE-264. This is going to have an impact on confidentiality. CVE summarizes:

Red Hat libvirt, possibly 0.7.2 through 0.8.2, recurses into disk-image backing stores without extracting the defined disk backing-store format, which might allow guest OS users to read arbitrary files on the host OS, and possibly have unspecified other impact, via unknown vectors.

The weakness was released 08/19/2010 with Red Hat as Bug 607811 as not defined bug report (Bugzilla). The advisory is shared for download at This vulnerability is traded as CVE-2010-2238. The attack needs to be approached locally. Required for exploitation is a authentication. There are neither technical details nor an exploit publicly available. The MITRE ATT&CK project declares the attack technique as T1068.

The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 55167 (Ubuntu 10.04 LTS / 10.10 / 11.04 : libvirt vulnerabilities (USN-1152-1)), which helps to determine the existence of the flaw in a target environment. It is assigned to the family Ubuntu Local Security Checks. The commercial vulnerability scanner Qualys is able to test this issue with plugin 118690 (Fedora Update for libvirt (FEDORA-2010-10960)).

There is no information about possible countermeasures known. It may be suggested to replace the affected object with an alternative product.

The vulnerability is also documented in the vulnerability database at Tenable (55167). Entries connected to this vulnerability are available at 54398, 54397 and 54395.






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Class: Access control
CWE: CWE-264
ATT&CK: T1068

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Remote: No

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Nessus ID: 55167
Nessus Name: Ubuntu 10.04 LTS / 10.10 / 11.04 : libvirt vulnerabilities (USN-1152-1)
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OpenVAS ID: 862288
OpenVAS Name: Fedora Update for libvirt FEDORA-2010-10960
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Advisory: Bug 607811
Organization: Red Hat
Status: Not defined
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CVE: CVE-2010-2238 (🔍)

Vulnerability Center: 26662 - Libvirt 0.6 through 0.8.1 Disk Backing Store Format Local Information Disclosure Vulnerability, Low
SecurityFocus: 41981 - libvirt Multiple Local Security Bypass Vulnerabilities

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Created: 03/19/2015 02:37 PM
Updated: 09/23/2021 09:17 AM
Changes: 03/19/2015 02:37 PM (61), 03/01/2017 05:49 PM (10), 09/23/2021 09:12 AM (4), 09/23/2021 09:17 AM (1)
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