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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   libvirt Vendors:   libvirt.org
libvirt RPC Processing Integer Overflow Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1025822
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1025822
CVE Reference:   CVE-2011-2511   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Jul 22 2011
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  

Description:   A vulnerability was reported in libvirt. A remote user can execute arbitrary code on the target system.

A remote user can send specially crafted RPC data to trigger an integer overflow and potentially execute arbitrary code on the target system. The code will run with the privileges of the target service.

Impact:   A remote user can execute arbitrary code on the target system.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a source code fix, available at:

http://libvirt.org/git/?p=libvirt.git;a=commit;h=774b21c163845170c9ffa873f5720d318812eaf6

Vendor URL:  libvirt.org/ (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Boundary error
Underlying OS:  Linux (Any), UNIX (Any)

Message History:   This archive entry has one or more follow-up message(s) listed below.
Jul 22 2011 (Red Hat Issues Fix) libvirt RPC Processing Integer Overflow Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
Red Hat has issued a fix for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.
Aug 23 2011 (Red Hat Issues Fix) libvirt RPC Processing Integer Overflow Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
Red Hat has issued a fix for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.



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