FreeBSD : xen-kernel -- arm: vgic: incorrect rate limiting of guest triggered logging (912cb7f7-27df-11e5-a4a5-002590263bf5)

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Synopsis :

The remote FreeBSD host is missing a security-related update.

Description :

The Xen Project reports :

On ARM systems the code which deals with virtualizing the GIC
distributor would, under various circumstances, log messages on a
guest accessible code path without appropriate rate limiting.

A malicious guest could cause repeated logging to the hypervisor
console, leading to a Denial of Service attack.

See also :

http://xenbits.xen.org/xsa/advisory-118.html
http://www.nessus.org/u?c9a13703

Solution :

Update the affected package.

Risk factor :

Low / CVSS Base Score : 2.1
(CVSS2#AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P)

Family: FreeBSD Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 84710 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2015-1563

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