Debian Security Advisory
DSA-3573-1 qemu -- security update
- Date Reported:
- 09 May 2016
- Affected Packages:
- Security database references:
- In the Debian bugtracking system: Bug 823830.
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2016-3710, CVE-2016-3712.
- More information:
Several vulnerabilities were discovered in qemu, a fast processor emulator.
Wei Xiao and Qinghao Tang of 360.cn Inc discovered an out-of-bounds read and write flaw in the QEMU VGA module. A privileged guest user could use this flaw to execute arbitrary code on the host with the privileges of the hosting QEMU process.
Zuozhi Fzz of Alibaba Inc discovered potential integer overflow or out-of-bounds read access issues in the QEMU VGA module. A privileged guest user could use this flaw to mount a denial of service (QEMU process crash).
For the stable distribution (jessie), these problems have been fixed in version 1:2.1+dfsg-12+deb8u6.
We recommend that you upgrade your qemu packages.