FreeBSD : xen-kernel -- broken check in memory_exchange() permits PV guest breakout (90becf7c-1acf-11e7-970f-002590263bf5)

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

The Xen Project reports :

The XSA-29 fix introduced an insufficient check on XENMEM_exchange
input, allowing the caller to drive hypervisor memory accesses outside
of the guest provided input/output arrays.

A malicious or buggy 64-bit PV guest may be able to access all of
system memory, allowing for all of privilege escalation, host crashes,
and information leaks.

See also :

Solution :

Update the affected package.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.2

Family: FreeBSD Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 99240 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2017-7228

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