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Re: [libvirt] [PATCH] util: Fix crash of libvirtd when running numatune with invalid nodeset

On 08/16/2013 07:42 PM, Eric Blake wrote:
On 08/16/2013 01:47 AM, Alex Jia wrote:
This issue is introduced by commit 0fc8909, the virBitmapIsSet() needs caller
to ensure 'b<  bitmap->max_bit', but it's lost in the virBitmapParse() caller,
this will cause crash of libvirtd, with the patch, libvirtd no crash and can
get a expected error "Failed to parse nodeset".

The caller virBitmapGetBit() can make sure 'b<  bitmap->max_bit', so don't
need to worry about higher caller for the virBitmapGetBit(), but the
virBitmapParse() is called by many XML parser function, not sure which one
can crash libvirtd with read-only client then probably require a CVE, I haven't
a good way to check them now and only manually check them one by one.
If you are worried that a bug might be a CVE, it is best to practice
responsible disclosure, and NOT post the patch upstream, but instead
post to libvirt-security redhat com   That way, the problem can be

Got it, if I think a bug might be a CVE then will post the patch to
libvirt-security redhat com next time, thanks.

discussed without public disclosure, rather than calling attention to
the fact and making it easier to design a 0-day exploit.  But now that
this is already publicly disclosed, we have to hurry up both the fix,
and our analysis of whether it is exploitable.

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