Citrix XenServer QEMU IDE Buffer Overflow Code Execution (CTX201593)

high Nessus Plugin ID 85242
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The remote host is affected by a code execution vulnerability.


The version of Citrix XenServer running on the remote host is affected by a heap buffer overflow condition in the IDE subsystem of the bundled QEMU software, which is related to I/O buffer access when handling certain ATAPI commands. An attacker, with sufficient privileges in an HVM guest VM, can exploit this issue to execute arbitrary code in the context of the hypervisor process on the host system. Note that exploitation requires the CDROM drive to be enabled on the guest system.


Apply the relevant hotfix referenced in the vendor advisory.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 85242

File Name: citrix_xenserver_CTX201593.nasl

Version: 1.10

Type: local

Family: Misc.

Published: 8/5/2015

Updated: 11/22/2019

Dependencies: citrix_xenserver_version.nbin

Risk Information

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2015-5154


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.5


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.2

Temporal Score: 5.3

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

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


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 8

Temporal Score: 7

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

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: 7/20/2015

Vulnerability Publication Date: 7/27/2015

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2015-5154

BID: 76048