VENOM, QEMU, VRS, KVM - is there an online service where one might get a translation of this into English? I mean, for those of us not conversant with machine code
Seriously though, I found this online which might make a little more sense to us small folk on the ground:
There’s an extremely critical bug in the Xen, KVM, and native QEMU
virtual machine platforms and appliances that makes it possible for
attackers to break out of protected guest environments and take full
control of the operating system hosting them, security researchers
The vulnerability is serious because it pierces a key protection that
many cloud service providers use to segregate one customer’s data from
another’s. If attackers with access to one virtualized environment can
escape to the underlying operating system, they could potentially access
all other virtual environments. In the process, they would be
undermining one of the fundamental guarantees of virtual machines.
So there we have it. Nothing to do with the electric meter - and no fuses blown, either.