CVE-2020-10701

Description

A missing authorization flaw was found in the libvirt API responsible for changing the QEMU agent response timeout. This flaw allows read-only connections to adjust the time that libvirt waits for the QEMU guest agent to respond to agent commands. Depending on the timeout value that is set, this flaw can make guest agent commands fail because the agent cannot respond in time. Unprivileged users with a read-only connection could abuse this flaw to set the response timeout for all guest agent messages to zero, potentially leading to a denial of service. This flaw affects libvirt versions before 6.2.0.

Related CPE's

References

Issue TrackingPatchVendor Advisory

CvssV3 impact

BaseSeverity

MEDIUM

ConfidentialityImpact

NONE

AttackComplexity

LOW

Scope

UNCHANGED

AttackVector

NETWORK

AvailabilityImpact

HIGH

IntegrityImpact

NONE

PrivilegesRequired

LOW

BaseScore

6.5

VectorString

CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:H

Version

3.1

UserInteraction

NONE

CvssV2 impact

AccessComplexity

LOW

ConfidentialityImpact

NONE

AvailabilityImpact

PARTIAL

IntegrityImpact

NONE

BaseScore

4

VectorString

AV:N/AC:L/Au:S/C:N/I:N/A:P

Version

2.0

AccessVector

NETWORK

Authentication

SINGLE