Debian Security Advisory DSA 4213-1 (qemu - security update)

Published: 2018-05-28 22:00:00
CVE Author: NIST National Vulnerability Database

CVSS Base Vector:

Solution Type:
Vendor Patch

Detection Type:
Linux Distribution Package

Affected Versions:
qemu on Debian Linux

For the stable distribution (stretch), these problems have been fixed in version 1:2.8+dfsg-6+deb9u4. We recommend that you upgrade your qemu Linux Distribution Packages. For the detailed security status of qemu please refer to its security tracker page linked in the references.

Several vulnerabilities were discovered in qemu, a fast processor emulator. CVE-2017-15038 Tuomas Tynkkynen discovered an information leak in 9pfs. CVE-2017-15119 Eric Blake discovered that the NBD server insufficiently restricts large option requests, resulting in denial of service. CVE-2017-15124 Daniel Berrange discovered that the integrated VNC server insufficiently restricted memory allocation, which could result in denial of service. CVE-2017-15268 A memory leak in websockets support may result in denial of service. CVE-2017-15289 Guoxiang Niu discovered an OOB write in the emulated Cirrus graphics adaptor which could result in denial of service. CVE-2017-16845 Cyrille Chatras discovered an information leak in PS/2 mouse and keyboard emulation which could be exploited during instance migration. CVE-2017-17381 Dengzhan Heyuandong Bijunhua and Liweichao discovered that an implementation error in the virtio vring implementation could result in denial of service. CVE-2017-18043 Eric Blake discovered an integer overflow in an internally used macro which could result in denial of service. CVE-2018-5683 Jiang Xin and Lin ZheCheng discovered an OOB memory access in the emulated VGA adaptor which could result in denial of service. CVE-2018-7550 Cyrille Chatras discovered that an OOB memory write when using multiboot could result in the execution of arbitrary code. This update also backports a number of mitigations against the Spectre v2 vulnerability affecting modern CPUs (CVE-2017-5715). For additional information please

Detection Method:
This check tests the installed software version using the apt Linux Distribution Package manager.

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


CVSS Score
Debian Local Security Checks

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