Debian: DSA-2241-1: qemu-kvm security update

    Date24 May 2011
    CategoryDebian
    42
    Posted ByLinuxSecurity Advisories
    Nelson Elhage discovered that incorrect memory handling during the removal of ISA devices in KVM, a solution for full virtualization on x86 hardware, could lead to denial of service of the execution of arbitrary code.
    -----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE-----
    Hash: SHA1
    
    - -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Debian Security Advisory DSA-2241-1                   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    http://www.debian.org/security/                        Moritz Muehlenhoff
    May 24, 2011                           http://www.debian.org/security/faq
    - -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    
    Package        : qemu-kvm
    Vulnerability  : implementation error
    Problem type   : local
    Debian-specific: no
    CVE ID         : CVE-2011-1751 
    
    Nelson Elhage discovered that incorrect memory handling during the 
    removal of ISA devices in KVM, a solution for full virtualization on
    x86 hardware, could lead to denial of service of the execution of 
    arbitrary code.
    
    For the stable distribution (squeeze), this problem has been fixed in
    version 0.12.5+dfsg-5+squeeze2.
    
    For the unstable distribution (sid), this problem 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/
    
    Mailing list: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    
    You are not authorised to post comments.

    Comments powered by CComment

    LinuxSecurity Poll

    What do you think of the articles on LinuxSecurity?

    No answer selected. Please try again.
    Please select either existing option or enter your own, however not both.
    Please select minimum 0 answer(s) and maximum 3 answer(s).
    /main-polls/24-what-do-you-think-of-the-quality-of-the-articles-on-linuxsecurity?task=poll.vote&format=json
    24
    radio
    [{"id":"87","title":"Excellent, don't change a thing!","votes":"25","type":"x","order":"1","pct":54.35,"resources":[]},{"id":"88","title":"Should be more technical","votes":"5","type":"x","order":"2","pct":10.87,"resources":[]},{"id":"89","title":"Should include more HOWTOs","votes":"16","type":"x","order":"3","pct":34.78,"resources":[]}]["#ff5b00","#4ac0f2","#b80028","#eef66c","#60bb22","#b96a9a","#62c2cc"]["rgba(255,91,0,0.7)","rgba(74,192,242,0.7)","rgba(184,0,40,0.7)","rgba(238,246,108,0.7)","rgba(96,187,34,0.7)","rgba(185,106,154,0.7)","rgba(98,194,204,0.7)"]350
    bottom200

    We use cookies to provide and improve our services. By using our site, you consent to our Cookie Policy.