QEMU: Multiple vulnerabilities — GLSA 201702-28

Multiple vulnerabilities have been found in QEMU, the worst of which could lead to the execution of arbitrary code on the host system.

Affected Packages

app-emulation/qemu on all architectures
Affected versions < 2.8.0-r1
Unaffected versions >= 2.8.0-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 potentially execute arbitrary code with privileges of QEMU process on the host, gain privileges on the host system, cause a Denial of Service condition, or obtain sensitive information.

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-2.8.0-r1"
 

References

Release Date
February 21, 2017

Latest Revision
February 21, 2017: 1

Severity
normal

Exploitable
local

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