Improper locking in libvirt



Published: 2022-05-03
Risk Low
Patch available YES
Number of vulnerabilities 1
CVE-ID CVE-2021-3667
CWE-ID CWE-667
Exploitation vector Local
Public exploit N/A
Vulnerable software
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libvirt
Universal components / Libraries / Libraries used by multiple products

Vendor libvirt.org

Security Bulletin

This security bulletin contains one low risk vulnerability.

1) Improper locking

EUVDB-ID: #VU62734

Risk: Low

CVSSv3.1: 2.9 [CVSS:3.1/AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:L/E:U/RL:O/RC:C]

CVE-ID: CVE-2021-3667

CWE-ID: CWE-667 - Improper Locking

Exploit availability: No

Description

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

The vulnerability exists due to double-locking error in the virStoragePoolLookupByTargetPath API in libvirt in storage/storage_driver.c. The storagePoolLookupByTargetPath() function does not properly release a locked object (virStoragePoolObj) on ACL permission failure. Clients connecting to the read-write socket with limited ACL permissions can use this vulnerability to acquire the lock and prevent other users from accessing storage pool/volume APIs. As a result a local user can perform a denial of service (DoS) attack.

Mitigation

Install updates from vendor's website.

Vulnerable software versions

libvirt: 4.1.0 - 7.5.0


CPE2.3 External links

http://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1986094
http://libvirt.org/git/?p=libvirt.git;a=commit;h=447f69dec47e1b0bd15ecd7cd49a9fd3b050fb87
http://gitlab.com/libvirt/libvirt/-/commit/447f69dec47e1b0bd15ecd7cd49a9fd3b050fb87
http://security.netapp.com/advisory/ntap-20220331-0005/

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.



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