Citrix XenServer QEMU RTL8139 Guest Network Device Information Disclosure (CTX201717)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 85661


The remote host is affected by an information disclosure vulnerability.


The version of Citrix XenServer running on the remote host is affected by an information disclosure vulnerability due to improper validation of user-supplied input in the C+ mode offload emulation of the RTL8139 network card device model in QEMU. A remote attacker can exploit this to read process heap memory, resulting in the disclosure of sensitive information.


Apply the relevant hotfix referenced in the vendor advisory.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 85661

File Name: citrix_xenserver_CTX201717.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.7 $

Type: local

Family: Misc.

Published: 2015/08/27

Modified: 2017/02/08

Dependencies: 76770

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 4.1

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:F/RL:OF/RC:ND


Base Score: 5.3

Temporal Score: 4.9

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:F/RL:O/RC:X

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:citrix:xenserver

Required KB Items: Host/XenServer/version, Host/local_checks_enabled

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2015/08/03

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2015/08/03

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2015-5165

BID: 76153

OSVDB: 125706