Canonical Linux 6/10.04/12.04/12.10/13.04 remoteDispatchDomainMemoryStats memory corruption

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A vulnerability was found in Canonical Linux 6/10.04/12.04/12.10/13.04 and classified as problematic. Affected by this issue is the function remoteDispatchDomainMemoryStats. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a memory corruption vulnerability. Using CWE to declare the problem leads to CWE-119. The product performs operations on a memory buffer, but it can read from or write to a memory location that is outside of the intended boundary of the buffer. Impacted is availability. CVE summarizes:

The remoteDispatchDomainMemoryStats function in daemon/remote.c in libvirt 0.9.1 through 0.10.1.x, 0.10.2.x before, 1.0.x before, and 1.1.x before 1.1.2 allows remote authenticated users to cause a denial of service (uninitialized pointer dereference and crash) via a crafted RPC call.

The weakness was released 09/30/2013 with Ubuntu as Bug 1006173 as not defined bug report (Bugzilla). The advisory is available at This vulnerability is handled as CVE-2013-4296 since 06/12/2013. The exploitation is known to be easy. The attack may be launched remotely. The successful exploitation needs a simple authentication. Technical details are known, but there is no available exploit.

The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 69999 (CentOS 6 : libvirt (CESA-2013:1272)), which helps to determine the existence of the flaw in a target environment. It is assigned to the family CentOS Local Security Checks. The commercial vulnerability scanner Qualys is able to test this issue with plugin 195905 (Ubuntu Security Notification for Libvirt Vulnerabilities (USN-1954-1)).

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 (69999). Entries connected to this vulnerability are available at 65189, 65069, 65067 and 65065.






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Class: Memory corruption
CWE: CWE-119
ATT&CK: Unknown

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Remote: Yes

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Nessus ID: 69999
Nessus Name: CentOS 6 : libvirt (CESA-2013:1272)
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OpenVAS ID: 892764
OpenVAS Name: Debian Security Advisory DSA 2764-1 (libvirt - programming error
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Patch: e7f400a110e2e3673b96518170bfea0855dd82c0


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Advisory: Bug 1006173
Organization: Ubuntu
Status: Not defined
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CVE: CVE-2013-4296 (🔍)

Vulnerability Center: 41617 - libvirt 0.9.1 Before 0.10.2 \x27remoteDispatchDomainMemoryStats()\x27 Remote DoS Vulnerability, Medium
SecurityFocus: 62508 - libvirt CVE-2013-4311 Local Security Bypass Vulnerability
Secunia: 60895

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Created: 03/24/2015 03:54 PM
Updated: 01/08/2022 02:38 AM
Changes: 03/24/2015 03:54 PM (68), 05/11/2017 01:32 PM (7), 01/08/2022 02:30 AM (4), 01/08/2022 02:38 AM (1)
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