FreeBSD : xen-tools -- xl command line config handling stack overflow (f1deed23-27ec-11e5-a4a5-002590263bf5)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 84717


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


The Xen Project reports :

The xl command line utility mishandles long configuration values when passed as command line arguments, with a buffer overrun.

A semi-trusted guest administrator or controller, who is intended to be able to partially control the configuration settings for a domain, can escalate their privileges to that of the whole host.


Update the affected package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 84717

File Name: freebsd_pkg_f1deed2327ec11e5a4a5002590263bf5.nasl

Version: $Revision: 2.2 $

Type: local

Published: 2015/07/14

Modified: 2015/07/22

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 6.8

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

Vulnerability Information

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

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

Patch Publication Date: 2015/07/11

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2015/07/07

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2015-3259