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CVE-2020-14339

Published: 03 December 2020

A flaw was found in libvirt, where it leaked a file descriptor for `/dev/mapper/control` into the QEMU process. This file descriptor allows for privileged operations to happen against the device-mapper on the host. This flaw allows a malicious guest user or process to perform operations outside of their standard permissions, potentially causing serious damage to the host operating system. The highest threat from this vulnerability is to confidentiality, integrity, as well as system availability.

Priority

Low

CVSS 3 base score: 8.8

Status

Package Release Status
libvirt
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream Needs triage

Ubuntu 20.04 LTS (Focal Fossa) Not vulnerable
(code not present)
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver) Not vulnerable
(code not present)
Ubuntu 16.04 ESM (Xenial Xerus) Not vulnerable
(code not present)
Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Not vulnerable
(code not present)
Patches:
Upstream: https://libvirt.org/git/?p=libvirt.git;a=commit;h=22494556542c676d1b9e7f1c1f2ea13ac17e1e3e