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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   libvirt Vendors:
libvirt Null Pointer Dereference in qemuMigrationWaitForSpice() Lets Local Users Deny Service
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1030213
SecurityTracker URL:
CVE Reference:   CVE-2013-7336   (Links to External Site)
Date:  May 8 2014
Impact:   Denial of service via local system
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): prior to 1.1.3
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in libvirt. A local user can cause denial of service conditions.

A local user can trigger a null pointer dereference in the qemuMigrationWaitForSpice() function in 'qemu/qemu_migration.c' during seamless SPICE migration to cause the libvirtd process to crash.

Impact:   A local user can cause the target libvirtd process to crash.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a source code fix, available at:;a=commit;h=484cc321

Vendor URL: (Links to External Site)
Cause:   State error
Underlying OS:  Linux (Any), UNIX (Any)

Message History:   None.

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