FreeBSD : libvirt -- ACL bypass using ../ to access beyond storage pool (f714b4c9-a6c1-11e5-88d7-047d7b492d07)

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Synopsis :

The remote FreeBSD host is missing one or more security-related
updates.

Description :

Libvit development team reports :

Various virStorageVol* API operate on user-supplied volume names by
concatenating the volume name to the pool location. Note that the
virStoragePoolListVolumes API, when used on a storage pool backed by a
directory in a file system, will only list volumes immediately in that
directory (there is no traversal into subdirectories). However, other
APIs such as virStorageVolCreateXML were not checking if a potential
volume name represented one of the volumes that could be returned by
virStoragePoolListVolumes; because they were not rejecting the use of
'/' in a volume name.

Because no checking was done on volume names, a user could supply a
potential volume name of something like '../../../etc/passwd' to
attempt to access a file not belonging to the storage pool. When
fine-grained Access Control Lists (ACL) are in effect, a user with
storage_vol:create ACL permission but lacking domain:write permission
could thus abuse virStorageVolCreateXML and similar APIs to gain
access to files not normally permitted to that user. Fortunately, it
appears that the only APIs that could leak information or corrupt
files require read-write connection to libvirtd; and when ACLs are not
in use (the default without any further configuration), a user with
read-write access can already be considered to have full access to the
machine, and without an escalation of privilege there is no security
problem.

See also :

http://security.libvirt.org/2015/0004.html
http://www.nessus.org/u?2ddc9643

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

Low / CVSS Base Score : 1.9
(CVSS2#AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:N)

Family: FreeBSD Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 87515 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2015-5313

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