FreeBSD : qemu, xen-tools -- use-after-free in QEMU/Xen block unplug protocol (ee99899d-4347-11e5-93ad-002590263bf5)

high Nessus Plugin ID 85485
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The remote FreeBSD host is missing one or more security-related updates.


The Xen Project reports :

When unplugging an emulated block device the device was not fully unplugged, meaning a second unplug attempt would attempt to unplug the device a second time using a previously freed pointer.

An HVM guest which has access to an emulated IDE disk device may be able to exploit this vulnerability in order to take over the qemu process elevating its privilege to that of the qemu process.


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 85485

File Name: freebsd_pkg_ee99899d434711e593ad002590263bf5.nasl

Version: 2.7

Type: local

Published: 8/18/2015

Updated: 1/6/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.2

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:qemu, p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:qemu-devel, p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:qemu-sbruno, p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:qemu-user-static, 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: 8/17/2015

Vulnerability Publication Date: 8/3/2015

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2015-5166