This security bulletin contains one low risk vulnerability.
CWE-667 - Improper Locking
Exploit availability: NoDescription
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
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.