FreeBSD : qemu -- denial of service vulnerability in e1000 NIC support (10bf8eed-b14d-11e5-9728-002590263bf5)

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Synopsis :

The remote FreeBSD host is missing one or more security-related
updates.

Description :

Prasad J Pandit, Red Hat Product Security Team, reports :

Qemu emulator built with the e1000 NIC emulation support is vulnerable
to an infinite loop issue. It could occur while processing transmit
descriptor data when sending a network packet.

A privileged user inside guest could use this flaw to crash the Qemu
instance resulting in DoS.

See also :

http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2015/09/04/4
http://www.nessus.org/u?fc85f9ea
http://www.nessus.org/u?79e560fd
http://www.nessus.org/u?0a8680ad

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

High

Family: FreeBSD Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 87685 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2015-6815

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