Red Hat Enterprise Linux Advanced Virtualization 8 update for the virt:av module

Published: 2021-11-24
Risk Low
Patch available YES
Number of vulnerabilities 1
CVE-ID CVE-2021-3975
Exploitation vector Local
Public exploit N/A
Vulnerable software
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Advanced Virtualization
Server applications / Virtualization software

Vendor Red Hat Inc.

Security Bulletin

This security bulletin contains one low risk vulnerability.

1) Use-after-free

EUVDB-ID: #VU58358

Risk: Low

CVSSv3.1: 2.2 [CVSS:3.1/AV:L/AC:H/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:L/E:U/RL:O/RC:C]

CVE-ID: CVE-2021-3975

CWE-ID: CWE-416 - Use After Free

Exploit availability: No


The vulnerability allows a local user to perform a denial of service (DoS) attack.

The vulnerability exists due to a use-after-free error in the qemuMonitorUnregister() function in qemuProcessHandleMonitorEOF. An unprivileged client with a read-only connection can trigger the use-after-free error by calling the virConnectGetAllDomainStats API and crash the application.


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Vulnerable software versions

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Advanced Virtualization: 8

CPE2.3 External links

Q & A

Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?

No. This vulnerability can be exploited locally. The attacker should have authentication credentials and successfully authenticate on the system.

Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?

No. We are not aware of malware exploiting this vulnerability.