Rapid7 Vulnerability & Exploit Database

Alpine Linux: CVE-2016-5008: libvirt Setting empty VNC password allows access to unauthorized users

Back to Search

Alpine Linux: CVE-2016-5008: libvirt Setting empty VNC password allows access to unauthorized users

Severity
4
CVSS
(AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:N)
Published
07/13/2016
Created
07/25/2018
Added
08/30/2017
Modified
01/08/2018

Description

libvirt before 2.0.0 improperly disables password checking when the password on a VNC server is set to an empty string, which allows remote attackers to bypass authentication and establish a VNC session by connecting to the server.

Solution(s)

  • alpine-linux-upgrade-libvirt

With Rapid7 live dashboards, I have a clear view of all the assets on my network, which ones can be exploited, and what I need to do in order to reduce the risk in my environment in real-time. No other tool gives us that kind of value and insight.

– Scott Cheney, Manager of Information Security, Sierra View Medical Center

;