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Amazon Linux AMI: CVE-2018-7550: Security patch for qemu-kvm (ALAS-2018-1073)

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Amazon Linux AMI: CVE-2018-7550: Security patch for qemu-kvm (ALAS-2018-1073)

Severity
5
CVSS
(AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
Published
03/01/2018
Created
03/19/2019
Added
09/07/2018
Modified
09/07/2018

Description

The load_multiboot function in hw/i386/multiboot.c in Quick Emulator (aka QEMU) allows local guest OS users to execute arbitrary code on the QEMU host via a mh_load_end_addr value greater than mh_bss_end_addr, which triggers an out-of-bounds read or write memory access.

Solution(s)

  • amazon-linux-upgrade-qemu-kvm

References

  • amazon-linux-upgrade-qemu-kvm

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