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

Date 24 May 2011
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Posted By LinuxSecurity 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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