A security issue affects the following Ubuntu releases:
This advisory also applies to the corresponding versions of Kubuntu, Edubuntu, and Xubuntu.
The problem can be corrected by upgrading your system to the following package versions:
Ubuntu 9.10: qemu-kvm 0.11.0-0ubuntu6.3
After a standard system upgrade you need to restart any QEMU guests to effect the necessary changes.
It 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.