Citrix XenServer QEMU FDC Buffer Overflow RCE (CTX201078) (VENOM)

High Nessus Plugin ID 83763


The remote host is affected by a buffer overflow vulnerability.


The remote host is running a version of Citrix XenServer that is affected by a flaw in the Floppy Disk Controller (FDC) in the bundled QEMU software due to an overflow condition in hw/block/fdc.c when handling certain commands. An attacker, with access to an account on the guest operating system with privilege to access the FDC, can exploit this flaw to execute arbitrary code in the context of the hypervisor process on the host system.


Apply the relevant hotfix referenced in the vendor advisory.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 83763

File Name: citrix_xenserver_CTX201078.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.10 $

Type: local

Family: Misc.

Published: 2015/05/21

Modified: 2017/02/08

Dependencies: 76770

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.7

Temporal Score: 6

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:POC/RL:OF/RC:ND


Base Score: 9

Temporal Score: 8.1

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:P/RL:O/RC:X

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:citrix:xenserver

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2015/05/13

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2015/05/13

Exploitable With

Core Impact

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2015-3456

BID: 74640

OSVDB: 122072