Denial of service in libvirt

Published: 2022-05-03
Risk Medium
Patch available YES
Number of vulnerabilities 1
CVE-ID CVE-2022-0897
Exploitation vector Local
Public exploit N/A
Vulnerable software
Universal components / Libraries / Libraries used by multiple products


Security Bulletin

This security bulletin contains one medium risk vulnerability.

1) Improper locking

EUVDB-ID: #VU62739

Risk: Medium

CVSSv3.1: 4.8 [CVSS:3.1/AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:H/E:U/RL:O/RC:C]

CVE-ID: CVE-2022-0897

CWE-ID: CWE-667 - Improper Locking

Exploit availability: No


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

The vulnerability exists due to double-locking error within the nwfilterConnectNumOfNWFilters() function in nwfilter/nwfilter_driver.c in libvirt. An local user can abuse the libvirt API virConnectNumOfNWFilters to crash the network filter management daemon (libvirtd/virtnwfilterd).


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Vulnerable software versions

libvirt: 3.3.0 - 8.1.0

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.