Debian Security Advisory

DLA-1129-1 qemu -- LTS security update

Date Reported:
08 Oct 2017
Affected Packages:
Security database references:
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2017-14167, CVE-2017-15038.
More information:

Multiple vulnerabilities were discovered in qemu, a fast processor emulator. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project identifies the following problems:

  • CVE-2017-14167

    Incorrect validation of multiboot headers could result in the execution of arbitrary code.

  • CVE-2017-15038

    When using 9pfs qemu-kvm is vulnerable to an information disclosure issue. It could occur while accessing extended attributes of a file due to a race condition. This could be used to disclose heap memory contents of the host.

For Debian 7 Wheezy, these problems have been fixed in version 1.1.2+dfsg-6+deb7u24.

We recommend that you upgrade your qemu packages.

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