[SECURITY] [DSA 2270-1] qemu-kvm security update

From: Moritz Muehlenhoff <jmm@debian.org>
To: bugtraq@securityfocus.com
Cc:
Subject: [SECURITY] [DSA 2270-1] qemu-kvm security update
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Debian Security Advisory DSA-2270-1                   security@debian.org
http://www.debian.org/security/                        Moritz Muehlenhoff
July 01, 2011                          http://www.debian.org/security/faq
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Package        : qemu-kvm
Vulnerability  : programming error
Problem type   : local
Debian-specific: no
CVE ID         : CVE-2011-2512 
Debian Bug     : 631975

It was discovered that incorrect sanitising of virtio queue commands in 
KVM, a solution for full virtualization on x86 hardware, could lead to 
denial of service of the execution of arbitrary code.


The oldstable distribution (lenny) is not affected by this problem.

For the stable distribution (squeeze), this problem has been fixed in
version 0.12.5+dfsg-5+squeeze4.

For the unstable distribution (sid), this problem has been fixed in
version 0.14.1+dfsg-2.

We recommend that you upgrade your qemu-kvm packages.

Further information about Debian Security Advisories, how to apply
these updates to your system and frequently asked questions can be
found at: http://www.debian.org/security/

Mailing list: debian-security-announce@lists.debian.org
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