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Debian Security Advisory DSA 3573-1 (qemu - security update)

Information

Severity

Severity

High

Family

Family

Debian Local Security Checks

CVSSv2 Base

CVSSv2 Base

7.2

CVSSv2 Vector

CVSSv2 Vector

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

Solution Type

Solution Type

Vendor Patch

Created

Created

6 years ago

Modified

Modified

1 year ago

Summary

Several vulnerabilities were discovered in qemu, a fast processor emulator. CVE-2016-3710 Wei Xiao and Qinghao Tang of 360.cn Inc discovered an out-of-bounds read and write flaw in the QEMU VGA module. A privileged guest user could use this flaw to execute arbitrary code on the host with the privileges of the hosting QEMU process. CVE-2016-3712 Zuozhi Fzz of Alibaba Inc discovered potential integer overflow or out-of-bounds read access issues in the QEMU VGA module. A privileged guest user could use this flaw to mount a denial of service (QEMU process crash).

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+deb8u6. We recommend that you upgrade your qemu packages.

Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE)