Debian Security Advisory

DSA-4760-1 qemu -- security update

Date Reported:
06 Sep 2020
Affected Packages:
Security database references:
In the Debian bugtracking system: Bug 961451, Bug 968947.
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2020-12829, CVE-2020-14364, CVE-2020-15863, CVE-2020-16092.
More information:

Multiple security issues were discovered in QEMU, a fast processor emulator:

  • CVE-2020-12829

    An integer overflow in the sm501 display device may result in denial of service.

  • CVE-2020-14364

    An out-of-bounds write in the USB emulation code may result in guest-to-host code execution.

  • CVE-2020-15863

    A buffer overflow in the XGMAC network device may result in denial of service or the execution of arbitrary code.

  • CVE-2020-16092

    A triggerable assert in the e1000e and vmxnet3 devices may result in denial of service.

For the stable distribution (buster), these problems have been fixed in version 1:3.1+dfsg-8+deb10u8.

We recommend that you upgrade your qemu packages.

For the detailed security status of qemu please refer to its security tracker page at: