DSA 2607-1: qemu-kvm security update
Posted on: 01/16/2013 12:12 AM

A qemu-kvm security update has been released for Debian GNU/Linux

DSA 2607-1: qemu-kvm security update

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Debian Security Advisory DSA-2607-1 security@debian.org
http://www.debian.org/security/ Florian Weimer
January 15, 2013 http://www.debian.org/security/faq
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Package : qemu-kvm
Vulnerability : buffer overflow
Problem type : remote
Debian-specific: no
CVE ID : CVE-2012-6075
Debian Bug : 696051

It was discovered that the e1000 emulation code in QEMU does not
enforce frame size limits in the same way as the real hardware does.
This could trigger buffer overflows in the guest operating system
driver for that network card, assuming that the host system does not
discard such frames (which it will by default).

For the stable distribution (squeeze), this problem has been fixed in
version 0.12.5+dfsg-5+squeeze10.

For the unstable distribution (sid), this problem has been fixed in
version 1.1.2+dfsg-4.

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/

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