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qemu-kvm: Multiple vulnerabilities


1.  Gentoo Linux Security Advisory

Version Information

Advisory Reference GLSA 201210-04 / ebuild
Release Date October 18, 2012
Latest Revision October 18, 2012: 1
Impact high
Exploitable remote
Package Vulnerable versions Unaffected versions Architecture(s)
app-emulation/qemu-kvm < 1.1.1-r1 >= 1.1.1-r1 All supported architectures

Related bugreports: #364889, #365259, #372411, #373997, #400595, #430456


Multiple vulnerabilities were found in qemu-kvm, allowing attackers to execute arbitrary code.

2.  Impact Information


qemu-kvm provides QEMU and Kernel-based Virtual Machine userland tools.


Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in qemu-kvm. Please review the CVE identifiers referenced below for details.


These vulnerabilities allow a remote attacker to cause a Denial of Service condition on the host server or qemu process, might allow for arbitrary code execution or a symlink attack when qemu-kvm is in snapshot mode.

3.  Resolution Information


There is no known workaround at this time.


All qemu-kvm users should upgrade to the latest version:

Code Listing 3.1: Resolution

  # emerge --sync
  # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=app-emulation/qemu-kvm-1.1.1-r1"

4.  References


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