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Debian: DSA-2282-1: qemu-kvm security update

Date 25 Jul 2011
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Posted By LinuxSecurity Advisories
Two vulnerabilities have been discovered in KVM, a solution for full virtualization on x86 hardware: CVE-2011-2212
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Debian Security Advisory DSA-2282-1                   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
https://www.debian.org/security/                        Moritz Muehlenhoff
July 25, 2011                          https://www.debian.org/security/faq
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Package        : qemu-kvm
Vulnerability  : several
Problem type   : remote
Debian-specific: no
CVE ID         : CVE-2011-2212 CVE-2011-2527 

Two vulnerabilities have been discovered in KVM, a solution for full
virtualization on x86 hardware:

CVE-2011-2212 

   Nelson Elhage discovered a buffer overflow in the virtio subsystem,
   which could lead to denial of service or privilege escalation.

CVE-2011-2527

   Andrew Griffiths discovered that group privileges were
   insufficiently dropped when started with -runas option, resulting
   in privilege escalation.

For the stable distribution (squeeze), this problem has been fixed in
version 0.12.5+dfsg-5+squeeze6.

For the unstable distribution (sid), this problem has been fixed in
version 0.14.1+dfsg-3.

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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