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Qemu qemu-nbd Arbitrary File Disclosure Vulnerability

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Release Date:  2013-04-16    Views:  776

Secunia Advisory SA53032

Where:

Local system

Impact:

Exposure of sensitive information

Solution Status:

Vendor Patch

Software:

CVE Reference(s):

Description


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
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=923219

Deep Links:
Links available to Secunia VIM customers

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