Libvirt API version 3.10.0 NULL Pointer Dereference Vulnerability


A NULL pointer dereference was found in the libvirt API responsible introduced in upstream version 3.10.0, and fixed in libvirt 6.0.0, for fetching a storage pool based on its target path. 


The information has been provided by Han Han

The original article can be found at:


In more detail, this flaw affects storage pools created without a target path such as network-based pools like gluster and RBD. Unprivileged users with a read-only connection could abuse this flaw to crash the libvirt daemon, resulting in a potential denial of service.


Vulnerable Systems:

Libvirt API version 3.10.0


CVE Information:


Disclosure Timeline:
Published Date:6/2/2020