Debian: DSA-2230-1: qemu-kvm security update

    Date01 May 2011
    CategoryDebian
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    Posted ByLinuxSecurity Advisories
    Two vulnerabilities have been discovered in KVM, a solution for full virtualization on x86 hardware: CVE-2011-0011
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    Debian Security Advisory DSA-2230-1                   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    http://www.debian.org/security/                        Moritz Muehlenhoff
    May 01, 2011                           http://www.debian.org/security/faq
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    Package        : qemu-kvm
    Vulnerability  : several
    Problem type   : remote
    Debian-specific: no
    CVE ID         : CVE-2011-0011 CVE-2011-1750 
    Debian Bug     : 611134 624177
    
    Two vulnerabilities have been discovered in KVM, a solution for full 
    virtualization on x86 hardware:
    
    CVE-2011-0011
    
       Setting the VNC password to an empty string silently disabled
       all authentication.
    
    CVE-2011-1750
    
       The virtio-blk driver performed insufficient validation of
       read/write I/O from the guest instance, which could lead to
       denial of service or privilege escalation.
    
    
    The oldstable distribution (lenny) is not affected by this problem.
    
    For the stable distribution (squeeze), this problem has been fixed in
    version 0.12.5+dfsg-5+squeeze1.
    
    The unstable distribution (sid) will be fixed soon.
    
    We recommend that you upgrade your qemu-kvm packages.
    
    Further information about Debian Security Advisories, how to apply
    these updates to your system and frequently asked questions can be
    found at: http://www.debian.org/security/
    
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