CVE-2013-6436

NameCVE-2013-6436
DescriptionThe lxcDomainGetMemoryParameters method in lxc/lxc_driver.c in libvirt 1.0.5 through 1.2.0 does not properly check the status of LXC guests when reading memory tunables, which allows local users to cause a denial of service (NULL pointer dereference and libvirtd crash) via a guest in the shutdown status, as demonstrated by the "virsh memtune" command.
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Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
libvirt (PTS)buster5.0.0-4+deb10u1fixed
bullseye7.0.0-3+deb11u2fixed
bookworm9.0.0-4fixed
sid, trixie10.0.0-2fixed

The information below is based on the following data on fixed versions.

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs
libvirtsourcesqueeze(not affected)
libvirtsourcewheezy(not affected)
libvirtsource(unstable)1.2.0-1

Notes

[squeeze] - libvirt <not-affected> (vulnerable code not present, introduced in 1.1)
[wheezy] - libvirt <not-affected> (vulnerable code not present, introduced in 1.1)

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