QEMU: Multiple Vulnerabilities — GLSA 201412-37

Multiple vulnerabilities have been found in QEMU, the worst of which could result in execution of arbitrary code or Denial of Service.

Affected Packages

app-emulation/qemu on all architectures
Affected versions < 2.1.2-r2
Unaffected versions >= 2.1.2-r2

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 context-dependent attacker may be able to execute arbitrary code, cause a Denial of Service condition, obtain sensitive information, or bypass security restrictions.

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-2.1.2-r2"
 

References

Release Date
December 24, 2014

Latest Revision
December 24, 2014: 1

Severity
normal

Exploitable
local, remote

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