FreeBSD : FreeBSD -- Kernel data leak via ptrace(PT_LWPINFO) (34a3f9b5-dab3-11e7-b5af-a4badb2f4699)

Low Nessus Plugin ID 105064


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


Not all information in the struct ptrace_lwpinfo is relevant for the state of any thread, and the kernel does not fill the irrelevant bytes or short strings. Since the structure filled by the kernel is allocated on the kernel stack and copied to userspace, a leak of information of the kernel stack of the thread is possible from the debugger. Impact : Some bytes from the kernel stack of the thread using ptrace(PT_LWPINFO) call can be observed in userspace.


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Low

ID: 105064

File Name: freebsd_pkg_34a3f9b5dab311e7b5afa4badb2f4699.nasl

Version: $Revision: 3.2 $

Type: local

Published: 2017/12/07

Modified: 2018/01/31

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Low


Base Score: 2.1

Vector: CVSS2#AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N


Base Score: 3.3

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:L/I:N/A:N

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:FreeBSD-kernel, cpe:/o:freebsd:freebsd

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/FreeBSD/release, Host/FreeBSD/pkg_info, Settings/ParanoidReport

Patch Publication Date: 2017/12/06

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2017/11/15

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-1086

FreeBSD: SA-17:08.ptrace