FreeBSD : qemu -- denial of service vulnerability in VMWARE VMXNET3 NIC support (9ad8993e-b1ba-11e5-9728-002590263bf5)

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

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

Qemu emulator built with a VMWARE VMXNET3 paravirtual NIC emulator
support is vulnerable to a memory leakage flaw. It occurs when a guest
repeatedly tries to activate the vmxnet3 device.

A privileged guest user could use this flaw to leak host memory,
resulting in DoS on the host.

See also :

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.8

Family: FreeBSD Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 87700 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2015-8567

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