Debian Security Advisory DSA 2545-1 (qemu)

Published: 2012-09-15 08:24:19
CVE Author: NIST National Vulnerability Database

CVSS Base Vector:
AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

Technical Details:
Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in qemu, a fast processor emulator. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project identifies the following problems: CVE-2012-2652: The snapshot mode of QEMU (-snapshot) incorrectly handles temporary files used to store the current state, making it vulnerable to symlink attacks (including arbitrary file overwriting and guest information disclosure) due to a race condition. CVE-2012-3515: QEMU does not properly handle VT100 escape sequences when emulating certain devices with a virtual console backend. An attacker within a guest with access to the vulnerable virtual console could overwrite memory of QEMU and escalate privileges to that of the qemu process. For the stable distribution (squeeze), these problems have been fixed in version 0.12.5+dfsg-3squeeze2. For the testing distribution (wheezy), and the unstable distribution (sid), these problems will been fixed soon.

Recommendations:
We recommend that you upgrade your qemu Linux Distribution Packages.

Summary:
The remote host is missing an update to qemu announced via advisory DSA 2545-1.

Detection Type:
Linux Distribution Package

Solution Type:
Vendor Patch

NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology) NVD (National Vulnerability Database)

https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2012-2652
https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2012-3515

References:

https://secure1.securityspace.com/smysecure/catid.html?in=DSA%202545-1

Severity
High
CVSS Score
7.2
Published
2012-09-15
Modified
2021-11-24
Category
Debian Local Security Checks

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