FreeBSD : xen-kernel -- Information leak via internal x86 system device emulation (5023f559-27e2-11e5-a4a5-002590263bf5)

low Nessus Plugin ID 84701


The remote FreeBSD host is missing a security-related update.


The Xen Project reports :

Emulation routines in the hypervisor dealing with certain system devices check whether the access size by the guest is a supported one.
When the access size is unsupported these routines failed to set the data to be returned to the guest for read accesses, so that hypervisor stack contents are copied into the destination of the operation, thus becoming visible to the guest.

A malicious HVM guest might be able to read sensitive data relating to other guests.


Update the affected package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Low

ID: 84701

File Name: freebsd_pkg_5023f55927e211e5a4a5002590263bf5.nasl

Version: 2.4

Type: local

Published: 7/14/2015

Updated: 1/6/2021

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Low

Score: 3.4


Risk Factor: Low

Base Score: 2.1

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:xen-kernel, cpe:/o:freebsd:freebsd

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/FreeBSD/release, Host/FreeBSD/pkg_info

Patch Publication Date: 7/11/2015

Vulnerability Publication Date: 3/5/2015

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2015-2044