QEMU: Multiple vulnerabilities — GLSA 201602-01

Multiple vulnerabilities have been found in QEMU, the worst of which may allow a remote attacker to cause a Denial of Service or gain elevated privileges from a guest VM.

Affected Packages

app-emulation/qemu on all architectures
Affected versions < 2.5.0-r1
Unaffected versions >= 2.5.0-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 remote attacker might cause a Denial of Service or gain escalated privileges from a guest VM.

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-2.5.0-r1"
 

References

Release Date
February 04, 2016

Latest Revision
February 04, 2016: 1

Severity
normal

Exploitable
local, remote

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