Citrix XenServer Multiple Vulnerabilities (CTX200892)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 83163
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The remote host is missing a vendor-supplied security patch.


The version of Citrix XenServer installed on the remote host is affected by multiple vulnerabilities :

- A flaw exists in the VGA emulator in QEMU that allows a local guest user to read host memory by setting the display to a high resolution. (CVE-2014-3615)

- A flaw exists in the set_pixel_format() function within ui/vnc.c in QEMU that allows a remote attacker, using a small bytes_per_pixel value, to cause a denial of service condition. (CVE-2014-7815)

- A heap-based buffer overflow flaw exists in the Cirrus VGA emulator that allows local guest users to execute arbitrary code via vectors related to blit regions.

Note that environments that contain only PV guests are not vulnerable to these issues.


Apply the relevant hotfix referenced in the vendor advisory.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 83163

File Name: citrix_xenserver_CTX200892.nasl

Version: 1.11

Type: local

Family: Misc.

Published: 4/30/2015

Updated: 11/22/2019

Dependencies: citrix_xenserver_version.nbin

Risk Information

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2014-8106


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 4.6

Temporal Score: 3.4

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

Temporal Vector: E:U/RL:OF/RC:C


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5.3

Temporal Score: 4.6

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

Temporal Vector: E:U/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:citrix:xenserver

Required KB Items: Host/XenServer/version, Host/local_checks_enabled

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 4/14/2015

Vulnerability Publication Date: 9/4/2014

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-3615, CVE-2014-7815, CVE-2014-8106

BID: 69654, 70998, 71477