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CVE-2024-4418 Race condition

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CVE Information

Original CVE data


A race condition leading to a stack use-after-free flaw was found in libvirt. Due to a bad assumption in the virNetClientIOEventLoop() method, the `data` pointer to a stack-allocated virNetClientIOEventData structure ended up being used in the virNetClientIOEventFD callback while the data pointer's stack frame was concurrently being "freed" when returning from virNetClientIOEventLoop(). The 'virtproxyd' daemon can be used to trigger requests. If libvirt is configured with fine-grained access control, this issue, in theory, allows a user to escape their otherwise limited access. This flaw allows a local, unprivileged user to access virtproxyd without authenticating. Remote users would need to authenticate before they could access it.

CWE: CWE-416
CVSS v2-
CVSS v3-
References[email protected]/message/4IE44UIIC3QWBFRB4EUSFNLJBU6JLNSD/
Affected Vendors

Basic Analysis

Common vulnerability metrics

Vulnerabilty type as detected by PRIOnengine

Race condition

CVSS Scores as calculated by PRIOnengine
CVSS v24.4
CVSS v37

Vulnerability weakness type is in the top 25 CWEs according to MITRE. View Mitre Top 25 CWEs


No exploit code is reported to exist.

Active Exploitation

Vulnerability is not in CISA's Known Exploited Vulnerabilities (KEV) catalog. See the KEV Catalog

Social Network Activity


Threat Actor Activity

No sightings of the vulnerability within threat reports.

Cybersecurity Frameworks

How the vulnerability maps against various cybersecurity frameworks

T1499.004 - Endpoint Denial of Service (Application or System Exploitation)
T1203 - Exploitation for Client Execution
T1059 - Command and Scripting Interpreter

Compliance Impact

How the submited vulnerability affects compliance

PCI DSS v3.2.1-6.5.2 - Buffer Overflows

Web Application Security Frameworks

Applicable if the issue likely affects a web application