Debian: DSA-3349-1: qemu-kvm security update

    Date02 Sep 2015
    CategoryDebian
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    Posted ByLinuxSecurity Advisories
    Several vulnerabilities were discovered in qemu-kvm, a full virtualization solution on x86 hardware. CVE-2015-5165
    
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    Debian Security Advisory DSA-3349-1                   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    https://www.debian.org/security/                     Salvatore Bonaccorso
    September 02, 2015                    https://www.debian.org/security/faq
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    Package        : qemu-kvm
    CVE ID         : CVE-2015-5165 CVE-2015-5745
    
    Several vulnerabilities were discovered in qemu-kvm, a full
    virtualization solution on x86 hardware.
    
    CVE-2015-5165
    
        Donghai Zhu discovered that the QEMU model of the RTL8139 network
        card did not sufficiently validate inputs in the C+ mode offload
        emulation, allowing a malicious guest to read uninitialized memory
        from the QEMU process's heap.
    
    CVE-2015-5745
    
        A buffer overflow vulnerability was discovered in the way QEMU
        handles the virtio-serial device. A malicious guest could use this
        flaw to mount a denial of service (QEMU process crash).
    
    For the oldstable distribution (wheezy), these problems have been fixed
    in version 1.1.2+dfsg-6+deb7u9.
    
    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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