Debian Security Advisory

DSA-3044-1 qemu-kvm -- security update

Date Reported:
04 Oct 2014
Affected Packages:
Security database references:
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2014-0142, CVE-2014-0143, CVE-2014-0144, CVE-2014-0145, CVE-2014-0146, CVE-2014-0147, CVE-2014-0222, CVE-2014-0223, CVE-2014-3615, CVE-2014-3640.
More information:

Several vulnerabilities were discovered in qemu-kvm, a full virtualization solution on x86 hardware:

  • Various security issues have been found in the block qemu drivers. Malformed disk images might result in the execution of arbitrary code.
  • A NULL pointer dereference in SLIRP may result in denial of service
  • An information leak was discovered in the VGA emulation

For the stable distribution (wheezy), these problems have been fixed in version 1.1.2+dfsg-6+deb7u4.

For the unstable distribution (sid), these problems will be fixed soon.

We recommend that you upgrade your qemu-kvm packages.