FreeBSD : xen-tools -- Unmediated PCI register access in qemu (3d657340-27ea-11e5-a4a5-002590263bf5)
High Nessus Plugin ID 84699
SynopsisThe remote FreeBSD host is missing a security-related update.
DescriptionThe Xen Project reports :
Qemu allows guests to not only read, but also write all parts of the PCI config space (but not extended config space) of passed through PCI devices not explicitly dealt with for (partial) emulation purposes.
Since the effect depends on the specific purpose of the the config space field, it's not possible to give a general statement about the exact impact on the host or other guests. Privilege escalation, host crash (Denial of Service), and leaked information all cannot be excluded.
SolutionUpdate the affected package.