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CVE-2013-6456

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Date: April 15, 2014

The LXC driver (lxc/lxc_driver.c) in libvirt 1.0.1 through 1.2.1 allows local users to (1) delete arbitrary host devices via the virDomainDeviceDettach API and a symlink attack on /dev in the container; (2) create arbitrary nodes (mknod) via the virDomainDeviceAttach API and a symlink attack on /dev in the container; and cause a denial of service (shutdown or reboot host OS) via the (3) virDomainShutdown or (4) virDomainReboot API and a symlink attack on /dev/initctl in the container, related to "paths under /proc/$PID/root" and the virInitctlSetRunLevel function.

Language: C

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Weakness Type (CWE)

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CWE-59

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CVSS v3.1

Base Score:
Attack Vector (AV): ADJACENT_NETWORK
Attack Complexity (AC): HIGH
Privileges Required (PR): LOW
User Interaction (UI): NONE
Scope (S): UNCHANGED
Confidentiality (C): NONE
Integrity (I): LOW
Availability (A): HIGH

CVSS v2

Base Score:
Access Vector (AV): ADJACENT
Access Complexity (AC): MEDIUM
Authentication (AU): SINGLE
Confidentiality (C): NONE
Integrity (I): PARTIAL
Availability (A): COMPLETE
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