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Date: Wed, 10 Apr 2013 16:49:00 +0200
Subject: [ MDVSA-2013:121 ] qemu

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 Mandriva Linux Security Advisory                         MDVSA-2013:121

 Package : qemu
 Date    : April 10, 2013
 Affected: Business Server 1.0

 Problem Description:

 Updated qemu packages fix security vulnerability:
 A flaw was found in how qemu, in snapshot mode (-snapshot command
 line argument), handled the creation and opening of the temporary
 file used to store the difference of the virtualized guest&#039;s read-only
 image and the current state. In snapshot mode, bdrv_open() creates an
 empty temporary file without checking for any mkstemp() or close()
 failures; it also ignores the possibility of a buffer overrun
 given an exceptionally long /tmp. Because qemu re-opens that file
 after creation, it is possible to race qemu and insert a symbolic
 link with the same expected name as the temporary file, pointing
 to an attacker-chosen file. This can be used to either overwrite
 the destination file with the privileges of the user running qemu
 (typically root), or to point to an attacker-readable file that could
 expose data from the guest to the attacker (CVE-2012-2652).
 A flaw was found in the way QEMU handled VT100 terminal escape
 sequences when emulating certain character devices. A guest user
 with privileges to write to a character device that is emulated on
 the host using a virtual console back-end could use this flaw to
 crash the qemu-kvm process on the host or, possibly, escalate their
 privileges on the host (CVE-2012-3515).
 It was discovered that the e1000 emulation code in QEMU does not
 enforce frame size limits in the same way as the real hardware
 does. This could trigger buffer overflows in the guest operating system
 driver for that network card, assuming that the host system does not
 discard such frames (which it will by default) (CVE-2012-6075).


 Updated Packages:

 Mandriva Business Server 1/X86_64:
 2077322ff415a0f63921650be5b4d7fa  mbs1/x86_64/qemu-1.0-8.1.mbs1.x86_64.rpm
 a4741d08a3dedd1007296ac535ecce83  mbs1/x86_64/qemu-img-1.0-8.1.mbs1.x86_64.rpm 
 4e9cead8b0e57eec5c5e36abf0318efa  mbs1/SRPMS/qemu-1.0-8.1.mbs1.src.rpm

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