QEMU: Multiple vulnerabilities — GLSA 201611-11

Multiple vulnerabilities have been found in QEMU, the worst of which could cause a Denial of Service condition.

Affected Packages

app-emulation/qemu on all architectures
Affected versions < 2.7.0-r6
Unaffected versions >= 2.7.0-r6

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 privileged user /process within a guest QEMU environment can cause a Denial of Service condition against the QEMU guest process or the host.

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-r6"
 

References

Release Date
November 18, 2016

Latest Revision
January 02, 2017: 2

Severity
normal

Exploitable
local

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