CVE-2024-2494

CVSS 3.1 Score 6.2 of 10 (medium)

Details

Published Mar 21, 2024
Updated: Apr 1, 2024
CWE ID 789

Summary

CVE-2024-2494 is a vulnerability in the RPC library APIs of libvirt, affecting an undisclosed number of versions. This flaw allows a local, unprivileged user to perform a denial of service attack by causing the libvirt daemon to crash. The vulnerability occurs due to a memory allocation issue in the RPC server deserialization code, where a negative length is treated as a large positive number, resulting in a crash. To remediate this vulnerability, users are advised to update to the latest version of libvirt. The potential danger posed by this vulnerability is rated as medium severity with a base score of 6.2, an exploitability score of 2.5, and an impact score of 3.6.

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