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

    Date24 May 2011
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    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.
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    Debian Security Advisory DSA-2241-1                   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    https://www.debian.org/security/                        Moritz Muehlenhoff
    May 24, 2011                           https://www.debian.org/security/faq
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    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: https://www.debian.org/security/
    
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