QEMU: Multiple vulnerabilities — GLSA 201609-01

Multiple vulnerabilities have been found in QEMU, the worst of which could lead to arbitrary code execution, or cause a Denial of Service condition.

Affected Packages

app-emulation/qemu on all architectures
Affected versions < 2.7.0-r3
Unaffected versions >= 2.7.0-r3

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

Local users within a guest QEMU environment can execute arbitrary code within the host or a cause a Denial of Service condition of the QEMU guest process.

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-2.7.0-r3"
 

References

Release Date
September 25, 2016

Latest Revision
September 26, 2016: 2

Severity
normal

Exploitable
remote

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