Debian: DSA-2270-1: qemu-kvm security update

    Date01 Jul 2011
    CategoryDebian
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    Posted ByLinuxSecurity Advisories
    It was discovered that incorrect sanitising of virtio queue commands 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-2270-1                   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    http://www.debian.org/security/                        Moritz Muehlenhoff
    July 01, 2011                          http://www.debian.org/security/faq
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    Package        : qemu-kvm
    Vulnerability  : programming error
    Problem type   : local
    Debian-specific: no
    CVE ID         : CVE-2011-2512 
    Debian Bug     : 631975
    
    It was discovered that incorrect sanitising of virtio queue commands in 
    KVM, a solution for full virtualization on x86 hardware, could lead to 
    denial of service of the execution of arbitrary code.
    
    
    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+squeeze4.
    
    For the unstable distribution (sid), this problem has been fixed in
    version 0.14.1+dfsg-2.
    
    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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