Debian DSA-2608-1 : qemu - buffer overflow

high Nessus Plugin ID 63557


The remote Debian host is missing a security-related update.


It was discovered that the e1000 emulation code in QEMU does not enforce frame size limits in the same way as the real hardware does.
This could trigger buffer overflows in the guest operating system driver for that network card, assuming that the host system does not discard such frames (which it will by default).


Upgrade the qemu packages.

For the stable distribution (squeeze), this problem has been fixed in version 0.12.5+dfsg-3squeeze3.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 63557

File Name: debian_DSA-2608.nasl

Version: 1.8

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 1/16/2013

Updated: 1/11/2021

Supported Sensors: Frictionless Assessment Agent, Nessus Agent

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.7


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 9.3

Vector: AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:qemu, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:6.0

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Debian/release, Host/Debian/dpkg-l

Patch Publication Date: 1/15/2013

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2012-6075

DSA: 2608