Qemu-kvm security update for Debian
Posted on: 05/02/2011 08:16 AM

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

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Debian Security Advisory DSA-2230-1 security@debian.org
http://www.debian.org/security/ Moritz Muehlenhoff
May 01, 2011 http://www.debian.org/security/faq
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Package : qemu-kvm
Vulnerability : several
Problem type : remote
Debian-specific: no
CVE ID : CVE-2011-0011 CVE-2011-1750
Debian Bug : 611134 624177

Two vulnerabilities have been discovered in KVM, a solution for full
virtualization on x86 hardware:


Setting the VNC password to an empty string silently disabled
all authentication.


The virtio-blk driver performed insufficient validation of
read/write I/O from the guest instance, which could lead to
denial of service or privilege escalation.

The oldstable distribution (lenny) is not affected by this problem.

For the stable distribution (squeeze), this problem has been fixed in
version 0.12.5+dfsg-5+squeeze1.

The unstable distribution (sid) will be fixed soon.

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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