DescriptionA flaw was found in the virtio-fs shared file system daemon (virtiofsd) of QEMU. The new 'xattrmap' option may cause the 'security.capability' xattr in the guest to not drop on file write, potentially leading to a modified, privileged executable in the guest. In rare circumstances, this flaw could be used by a malicious user to elevate their privileges within the guest.
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NVD severitylow
Debian Bugs985083

Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
qemu (PTS)stretch1:2.8+dfsg-6+deb9u9fixed
stretch (security)1:2.8+dfsg-6+deb9u16fixed
buster, buster (security)1:3.1+dfsg-8+deb10u8fixed
bookworm, sid1:6.1+dfsg-5fixed

The information below is based on the following data on fixed versions.

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs
qemusourcestretch(not affected)
qemusourcebuster(not affected)


[buster] - qemu <not-affected> (Introduced in 5.2.0)
[stretch] - qemu <not-affected> (Introduced in 5.2.0)
Introduced in:;a=commit;h=725ca3313a5b9cbef89eaa1c728567684f37990a
Fixed by:;a=commit;h=e586edcb410543768ef009eaa22a2d9dd4a53846;a=commit;h=e586edcb410543768ef009eaa22a2d9dd4a53846;a=commit;h=1e08f164e9fdc9528ad6990012301b9a04b0bc90

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