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Debian Security Advisory DSA 3471-1 (qemu - security update)

Information

Severity

Severity

Medium

Family

Family

Debian Local Security Checks

CVSSv2 Base

CVSSv2 Base

6.9

CVSSv2 Vector

CVSSv2 Vector

AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

Solution Type

Solution Type

Vendor Patch

Created

Created

6 years ago

Modified

Modified

8 months ago

Summary

Several vulnerabilities were discovered in qemu, a full virtualization solution on x86 hardware. CVE-2015-7295 Jason Wang of Red Hat Inc. discovered that the Virtual Network Device support is vulnerable to denial-of-service, that could occur when receiving large packets. CVE-2015-7504 Qinghao Tang of Qihoo 360 Inc. and Ling Liu of Qihoo 360 Inc. discovered that the PC-Net II ethernet controller is vulnerable to a heap-based buffer overflow that could result in denial-of-service (via application crash) or arbitrary code execution. Description truncated. Please see the references for more information.

Affected Software

Affected Software

qemu on Debian Linux

Detection Method

Detection Method

This check tests the installed software version using the apt package manager.

Solution

Solution

For the stable distribution (jessie), these problems have been fixed in version 1:2.1+dfsg-12+deb8u5a. We recommend that you upgrade your qemu packages.