FreeBSD : FreeBSD -- Privilege escalation when returning from kernel (aed44c4e-c067-11e1-b5e0-000c299b62e1)
High Nessus Plugin ID 59748
SynopsisThe remote FreeBSD host is missing one or more security-related updates.
DescriptionProblem description :
FreeBSD/amd64 runs on CPUs from different vendors. Due to varying behaviour of CPUs in 64 bit mode a sanity check of the kernel may be insufficient when returning from a system call.
Successful exploitation of the problem can lead to local kernel privilege escalation, kernel data corruption and/or crash. To exploit this vulnerability, an attacker must be able to run code with user privileges on the target system.
SolutionUpdate the affected packages.