FreeBSD : FreeBSD -- POSIX shm allows jails to access global namespace (5b1463dd-dab3-11e7-b5af-a4badb2f4699)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 105065


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


Named paths are globally scoped, meaning a process located in one jail can read and modify the content of POSIX shared memory objects created by a process in another jail or the host system. Impact : A malicious user that has access to a jailed system is able to abuse shared memory by injecting malicious content in the shared memory region. This memory region might be executed by applications trusting the shared memory, like Squid.

This issue could lead to a Denial of Service or local privilege escalation.


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 105065

File Name: freebsd_pkg_5b1463dddab311e7b5afa4badb2f4699.nasl

Version: $Revision: 3.2 $

Type: local

Published: 2017/12/07

Modified: 2018/02/01

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 4.6

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


Base Score: 7.8

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

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-2017-1087

FreeBSD: SA-17:09.shm