Ubuntu 10.04 LTS / 11.04 / 11.10 / 12.04 LTS : qemu-kvm vulnerability (USN-1522-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2012-2013 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2012-2013 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

The remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.

Description :

It was discovered that QEMU incorrectly handled temporary files when
creating a snapshot. A local attacker could use this flaw to possibly
overwrite files with root privilege, or obtain sensitive information
from the guest.

Solution :

Update the affected qemu-kvm package.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 4.4
CVSS Temporal Score : 3.6
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 61411 ()

Bugtraq ID: 53725

CVE ID: CVE-2012-2652