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USN-1590-1: QEMU vulnerability

2 October 2012

QEMU could be made to crash or run programs.

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Releases

Packages

  • qemu-kvm - Machine emulator and virtualizer

Details

It was discovered that QEMU incorrectly handled certain VT100 escape
sequences. A guest user with access to an emulated character device could
use this flaw to cause QEMU to crash, or possibly execute arbitrary code on
the host.

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Ubuntu Pro provides ten-year security coverage to 25,000+ packages in Main and Universe repositories, and it is free for up to five machines.

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Update instructions

The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package versions:

Ubuntu 12.04
Ubuntu 11.10
Ubuntu 11.04
Ubuntu 10.04

After a standard system update you need to restart your virtual machines to
make all the necessary changes.

References