qemu-kvm: Multiple vulnerabilities — GLSA 201210-04

Multiple vulnerabilities were found in qemu-kvm, allowing attackers to execute arbitrary code.

Affected Packages

app-emulation/qemu-kvm on all architectures
Affected versions < 1.1.1-r1
Unaffected versions >= 1.1.1-r1

Background

qemu-kvm provides QEMU and Kernel-based Virtual Machine userland tools.

Description

Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in qemu-kvm. Please review the CVE identifiers referenced below for details.

Impact

These vulnerabilities allow a remote attacker to cause a Denial of Service condition on the host server or qemu process, might allow for arbitrary code execution or a symlink attack when qemu-kvm is in snapshot mode.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution

All qemu-kvm users should upgrade to the latest version:

 # emerge --sync
 # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=app-emulation/qemu-kvm-1.1.1-r1"
 

References

Release Date
October 18, 2012

Latest Revision
October 18, 2012: 1

Severity
high

Exploitable
remote

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