Ubuntu 9.10 : qemu-kvm vulnerability (USN-863-1)
High Nessus Plugin ID 43001
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionIt was discovered that QEMU did not properly setup the virtio networking features available to its guests. A remote attacker could exploit this to crash QEMU guests which use virtio networking on Linux kernels earlier than 2.6.26.
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SolutionUpdate the affected packages.