Debian Security Advisory

DLA-1071-1 qemu-kvm -- LTS security update

Date Reported:
28 Aug 2017
Affected Packages:
Security database references:
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2017-6505, CVE-2017-8309, CVE-2017-10664, CVE-2017-11434.
More information:

Multiple vulnerabilities were discovered in qemu-kvm, a full virtualization solution for Linux hosts on x86 hardware with x86 guests based on the Quick Emulator(Qemu).

  • CVE-2017-6505

    Denial of service via infinite loop in the USB OHCI emulation

  • CVE-2017-8309

    Denial of service via VNC audio capture

  • CVE-2017-10664

    Denial of service in qemu-nbd server, qemu-io and qemu-img.

  • CVE-2017-11434

    Denial of service via a crafted DHCP options string

For Debian 7 Wheezy, these problems have been fixed in version 1.1.2+dfsg-6+deb7u23.

We recommend that you upgrade your qemu-kvm packages.

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