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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   Xen Vendors:   Xen Project
Xen QEMU Monitor Mode Lets Local Users Read Arbitrary Files
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1017764
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1017764
CVE Reference:   CVE-2007-0998   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Mar 14 2007
Impact:   Disclosure of system information, Disclosure of user information
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  Exploit Included:  Yes  
Version(s): 3.x
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Xen. A local user can view files on the target system.

The monitor feature in the VNC server code in QEMU allows a local user to map arbitrary files to the CDROM device and then view the mapped files with root privileges. Systems with QEMU monitor mode enabled are affected.

Impact:   A local user can view arbitrary files on the target system.
Solution:   [Editor's note: It is not known if a solution is available at the time of this entry.]
Vendor URL:  xensource.com/ (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error, State error
Underlying OS:  Linux (Any), UNIX (Any)

Message History:   This archive entry has one or more follow-up message(s) listed below.
Mar 14 2007 (Red Hat Issues Fix) Xen QEMU Monitor Mode Lets Local Users Read Arbitrary Files
Red Hat has released a fix for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.



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