QEMU: Multiple vulnerabilities — GLSA 201408-17

Multiple vulnerabilities have been found in QEMU, worst of which allows local attackers to execute arbitrary code.

Affected Packages

app-emulation/qemu on all architectures
Affected versions < 2.0.0-r1
Unaffected versions >= 2.0.0-r1

Background

QEMU is a generic and open source machine emulator and virtualizer.

Description

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

Impact

A local attacker could possibly execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the process, or cause a Denial of Service condition.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution

All QEMU users should upgrade to the latest version:

 # emerge --sync
 # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=app-emulation/qemu-2.0.0-r1"
 

References

Release Date
August 30, 2014

Latest Revision
September 02, 2014: 3

Severity
high

Exploitable
local

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