GLSA-200711-21 : Bochs: Multiple vulnerabilities

High Nessus Plugin ID 28260


The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200711-21 (Bochs: Multiple vulnerabilities)

Tavis Ormandy of the Google Security Team discovered a heap-based overflow vulnerability in the NE2000 driver (CVE-2007-2893). He also discovered a divide-by-zero error in the emulated floppy disk controller (CVE-2007-2894).
Impact :

A local attacker in the guest operating system could exploit these issues to execute code outside of the virtual machine, or cause Bochs to crash.
Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.


All Bochs users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=app-emulation/bochs-2.3'

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 28260

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-200711-21.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.11 $

Type: local

Published: 2007/11/20

Modified: 2015/04/13

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.2

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:gentoo:linux:bochs, cpe:/o:gentoo:linux

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Gentoo/release, Host/Gentoo/qpkg-list

Patch Publication Date: 2007/11/17

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2007/05/31

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2007-2893, CVE-2007-2894

OSVDB: 36799, 42119

GLSA: 200711-21

CWE: 119