A vulnerability has been reported in Qemu, which can be exploited by malicious, local users in a guest virtual machine to disclose certain sensitive information.
The vulnerability is caused due to an error within the qemu-nbd tool, which does not properly check the format specification when parsing a disk image and can be exploited to read arbitrary files from the host.
The vulnerability is reported in versions prior to 1.4.1.
Solution: Update to version 1.4.1.
Provided and/or discovered by: Daniel Berrange, Red Hat in a GIT commit.
Original Advisory: http://git.qemu.org/?p=qemu.git;a=log;h=refs/tags/v1.4.1
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