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Re: [Qemu-devel] [Qemu-stable] [ANNOUNCE] QEMU 2.5.1 Stable released

From: Peter Lieven
Subject: Re: [Qemu-devel] [Qemu-stable] [ANNOUNCE] QEMU 2.5.1 Stable released
Date: Fri, 01 Apr 2016 09:43:31 +0200
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Am 30.03.2016 um 02:11 schrieb Michael Roth:
> Hi everyone,
> I am pleased to announce that the QEMU v2.5.1 stable release is now
> available at:
>   http://wiki.qemu.org/download/qemu-2.5.1.tar.bz2
> v2.5.1 is now tagged in the official qemu.git repository,
> and the stable-2.5 branch has been updated accordingly:
>   http://git.qemu.org/?p=qemu.git;a=shortlog;h=refs/heads/stable-2.5
> In addition to the normal array of general bug fixes, this release
> includes security fixes/hardening for USB, vmxnet3/e1000/ne2000 NICs,
> NIC checksumming, and management consoles via HMP. Users of earlier
> releases should upgrade accordingly.
> Note: For -M pseries-2.3 PPC guests, migration is now restored between
> QEMU 2.3.x and 2.5.1, but migration between 2.5.1 and any versions other
> than 2.3.x now require the -machine enforce-config-section=on option.
> Thank you to everyone involved!
> a58047f: Update version for 2.5.1 release (Michael Roth)
> 5f409b1: hyperv: cpu hotplug fix with HyperV enabled (Denis V. Lunev)
> 078de11: vmdk: Fix converting to streamOptimized (Fam Zheng)
> acea76c: vmdk: Create streamOptimized as version 3 (Fam Zheng)
> 80b6e57: usb: check USB configuration descriptor object (Prasad J Pandit)
> 9bddb45: usb: check RNDIS message length (Prasad J Pandit)
> e3a2cdf: usb: check RNDIS buffer offsets & length (Prasad J Pandit)
> 4dcd2f1: usb: check page select value while processing iTD (Prasad J Pandit)
> 38e0921: net: ne2000: fix bounds check in ioport operations (Prasad J Pandit)
> d0ee85b: net: check packet payload length (Prasad J Pandit)
> 4f046a6: ide: ahci: reset ncq object to unused on error (Prasad J Pandit)
> b47809c: i386: avoid null pointer dereference (P J P)
> 24fe899: hmp: fix sendkey out of bounds write (CVE-2015-8619) (Wolfgang 
> Bumiller)
> aaf4fb6: ahci: Do not unmap NULL addresses (John Snow)
> a2ae168: migration: allow machine to enforce configuration section migration 
> (Greg Kurz)
> bad094d: vl.c: Fix regression in machine error message (Marcel Apfelbaum)
> 4b0b1ec: quorum: Fix crash in quorum_aio_cb() (Alberto Garcia)
> cab1cc7: target-arm: Make reserved ranges in ID_AA64* spaces RAZ, not UNDEF 
> (Peter Maydell)
> 9ae0217: vhost-user: don't merge regions with different fds (Michael S. 
> Tsirkin)
> 3092979: fw_cfg: unbreak migration compatibility for 2.4 and earlier machines 
> (Laszlo Ersek)
> c5c9841: hw/virtio: group virtio flags into an enum (Marcel Apfelbaum)
> 6b62303: hw/virtio: fix double use of a virtio flag (Marcel Apfelbaum)
> c06f342: spapr: skip configuration section during migration of older machines 
> (Greg Kurz)
> cb873ea: e1000: eliminate infinite loops on out-of-bounds transfer start 
> (Laszlo Ersek)
> 4853a5a: block: qemu-iotests - add test for snapshot, commit, snapshot bug 
> (Jeff Cody)
> a375e0b: block: set device_list.tqe_prev to NULL on BDS removal (Jeff Cody)
> a38a283: qmp: Fix reference-counting of qnull on empty output visit (Eric 
> Blake)
> 225d50f: cpus: use broadcast on qemu_pause_cond (Dr. David Alan Gilbert)
> 020282d: fw_cfg: avoid calculating invalid current entry pointer (Gabriel L. 
> Somlo)
> 091af18: s390x/css: fix control flags during csch (Halil Pasic)
> d983923: s390x/ioinst: set type and len for SEI response (Pierre Morel)
> 643c8d8: block/raw-posix: avoid bogus fixup for cylinders on DASD disks 
> (Christian Borntraeger)
> 3ede27d: ehci: update irq on reset (Gerd Hoffmann)
> 9849b19: net: set endianness on all backend devices (Laurent Vivier)
> fe90bdc: net: ne2000: check ring buffer control registers (Prasad J Pandit)
> aaa5271: net/filter: fix nf->netdev_id leak (Li Zhijian)
> abda95c: net/dump: fix nfds->filename leak (Li Zhijian)
> 6a49a71: blockdev: Fix 'change' for slot devices (Max Reitz)
> e1a8a09: block: Add blk_dev_has_tray() (Max Reitz)
> 7a2c1c8: net: rocker: fix an incorrect array bounds check (Prasad J Pandit)
> 702a8d1: ivshmem: remove redundant assignment, fix crash with msi=off 
> (Marc-André Lureau)
> 3e96d5d: ivshmem: no need for opaque argument (Marc-André Lureau)
> 16a2875: scsi: initialise info object with appropriate size (P J P)
> 4588b0d: virtio-9p: use accessor to get thread_pool (Greg Kurz)
> ff083d3: xenfb: avoid reading twice the same fields from the shared page 
> (Stefano Stabellini)
> 4d59e78: xen/blkif: Avoid double access to src->nr_segments (Stefano 
> Stabellini)
> 52a7b27: configure: Fix shell syntax to placate OpenBSD's pdksh (Peter 
> Maydell)
> d4aed70: target-ppc: kvm: fix floating point registers sync on little-endian 
> hosts (Greg Kurz)
> 42ae4a3: net: vmxnet3: avoid memory leakage in activate_device (P J P)
> 0d33580: ehci: make idt processing more robust (Gerd Hoffmann)

Unfortunately, this release lacks the following patch:

target-i386: do not read/write MSR_TSC_AUX from KVM if CPUID bit is not set

without it any vServer with a Westmere or older vCPU will freeze with 100% CPU
on vmload / migration.


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