CVE-2014-0179

NameCVE-2014-0179
Descriptionlibvirt 0.7.5 through 1.2.x before 1.2.5 allows local users to cause a denial of service (read block and hang) via a crafted XML document containing an XML external entity declaration in conjunction with an entity reference to the (1) virConnectCompareCPU or (2) virConnectBaselineCPU API method, related to an XML External Entity (XXE) issue. NOTE: this issue was SPLIT per ADT3 due to different affected versions of some vectors. CVE-2014-5177 is used for other API methods.
SourceCVE (at NVD; CERT, LWN, oss-sec, fulldisc, bugtraq, EDB, Metasploit, Red Hat, Ubuntu, Gentoo, SuSE, Mageia, GitHub code/issues, web search, more)
ReferencesDSA-3038-1
NVD severitylow (attack range: local)

Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
libvirt (PTS)wheezy0.9.12.3-1+deb7u1fixed
wheezy (security)0.9.12.3-1+deb7u2fixed
jessie1.2.9-9+deb8u4fixed
jessie (security)1.2.9-9+deb8u3fixed
stretch3.0.0-4fixed
stretch (security)3.0.0-4+deb9u1fixed
buster, sid3.8.0-3fixed

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

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs
libvirtsource(unstable)1.2.4-1unimportant
libvirtsourcewheezy0.9.12.3-1+deb7u1lowDSA-3038-1

Notes

no ACL mechanism in squeeze and wheezy and all access is root-equivalent
LSN-2014-0003: https://www.redhat.com/archives/libvir-list/2014-May/msg00209.html

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