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

    Date25 Jul 2011
    CategoryDebian
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    Posted ByLinuxSecurity 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.
    http://www.debian.org/security/                        Moritz Muehlenhoff
    July 25, 2011                          http://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: http://www.debian.org/security/
    
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