Debian: DSA-2607-1: qemu-kvm security update

    Date15 Jan 2013
    CategoryDebian
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    Posted ByLinuxSecurity Advisories
    It was discovered that the e1000 emulation code in QEMU does not enforce frame size limits in the same way as the real hardware does. This could trigger buffer overflows in the guest operating system driver for that network card, assuming that the host system does not
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    Debian Security Advisory DSA-2607-1                   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    http://www.debian.org/security/                            Florian Weimer
    January 15, 2013                       http://www.debian.org/security/faq
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    Package        : qemu-kvm
    Vulnerability  : buffer overflow
    Problem type   : remote
    Debian-specific: no
    CVE ID         : CVE-2012-6075
    Debian Bug     : 696051
    
    It was discovered that the e1000 emulation code in QEMU does not
    enforce frame size limits in the same way as the real hardware does.
    This could trigger buffer overflows in the guest operating system
    driver for that network card, assuming that the host system does not
    discard such frames (which it will by default).
    
    For the stable distribution (squeeze), this problem has been fixed in
    version 0.12.5+dfsg-5+squeeze10.
    
    For the unstable distribution (sid), this problem has been fixed in
    version 1.1.2+dfsg-4.
    
    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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