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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   KVM Vendors:   kvm.qumranet.com
KVM Buffer Overflow in usb_host_handle_control() Lets Local Users Gain Elevated Privileges
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1023574
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1023574
CVE Reference:   CVE-2010-0297   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Feb 10 2010
Impact:   User access via local system
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  

Description:   A vulnerability was reported in KVM. A local user may be able to obtain elevated privileges on the target host system.

A local user on the guest operating system can trigger a buffer overflow in usb_host_handle_control() to potentially execute arbitrary code on the target host system.

Impact:   A local user on the guest operating system may be able to obtain elevated privileges on the target host system.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fix, available at:

http://git.savannah.gnu.org/cgit/qemu.git/commit/?id=babd03fde68093482528010a5435c14ce9128e3f

Vendor URL:  linux-kvm.org/ (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Boundary error
Underlying OS:  Linux (Any)

Message History:   This archive entry has one or more follow-up message(s) listed below.
Feb 10 2010 (Red Hat Issues Fix) KVM Buffer Overflow in usb_host_handle_control() Lets Local Users Gain Elevated Privileges
Red Hat has issued a fix for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.
Mar 24 2010 (Red Hat Issues Fix for Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization Hypervisor) KVM Buffer Overflow in usb_host_handle_control() Lets Local Users Gain Elevated Privileges
Red Hat has issued a fix for Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization Hypervisor 2.1.



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