Debian: DSA-3088-1: qemu-kvm security update

    Date 04 Dec 2014
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    Posted By LinuxSecurity Advisories
    Paolo Bonzini of Red Hat discovered that the blit region checks were insufficient in the Cirrus VGA emulator in qemu-kvm, a full virtualization solution on x86 hardware. A privileged guest user could use this flaw to write into qemu address space on the host, potentially
    
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    Debian Security Advisory DSA-3088-1                   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    https://www.debian.org/security/                      Salvatore Bonaccorso
    December 04, 2014                      https://www.debian.org/security/faq
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    Package        : qemu-kvm
    CVE ID         : CVE-2014-8106
    
    Paolo Bonzini of Red Hat discovered that the blit region checks were
    insufficient in the Cirrus VGA emulator in qemu-kvm, a full
    virtualization solution on x86 hardware. A privileged guest user could
    use this flaw to write into qemu address space on the host, potentially
    escalating their privileges to those of the qemu host process.
    
    For the stable distribution (wheezy), this problem has been fixed in
    version 1.1.2+dfsg-6+deb7u6.
    
    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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