FreeBSD : xen-kernel -- information leak in legacy x86 FPU/XMM initialization (e839ca04-b40d-11e5-9728-002590263bf5)

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

The Xen Project reports :

When XSAVE/XRSTOR are not in use by Xen to manage guest extended
register state, the initial values in the FPU stack and XMM registers
seen by the guest upon first use are those left there by the previous
user of those registers.

A malicious domain may be able to leverage this to obtain sensitive
information such as cryptographic keys from another domain.

See also :

Solution :

Update the affected package.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0

Family: FreeBSD Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 87752 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2015-8555

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