Debian: DSA-2396-1: qemu-kvm security update

    Date27 Jan 2012
    CategoryDebian
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    Posted ByLinuxSecurity Advisories
    Nicolae Mogoraenu discovered a heap overflow in the emulated e1000e network interface card of KVM, a solution for full virtualization on x86 hardware, which could result in denial of service or privilege escalation.
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    Debian Security Advisory DSA-2396-1                   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    http://www.debian.org/security/                        Moritz Muehlenhoff
    January 27, 2012                       http://www.debian.org/security/faq
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    Package        : qemu-kvm
    Vulnerability  : buffer underflow
    Problem type   : remote
    Debian-specific: no
    CVE ID         : CVE-2012-0029 
    
    Nicolae Mogoraenu discovered a heap overflow in the emulated e1000e
    network interface card of KVM, a solution for full virtualization on 
    x86 hardware, which could result in denial of service or privilege
    escalation.
    
    This update also fixes a guest-triggerable memory corruption in 
    VNC handling.
    
    For the stable distribution (squeeze), this problem has been fixed in
    version 0.12.5+dfsg-5+squeeze8. 
    
    For the unstable distribution (sid), this problem has been fixed in
    version 1.0+dfsg-5.
    
    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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