FreeBSD : xen-kernel -- Uncontrolled creation of large page mappings by PV guests (3d9f6260-881d-11e5-ab94-002590263bf5)

High Nessus Plugin ID 86836


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


The Xen Project reports :

The code to validate level 2 page table entries is bypassed when certain conditions are satisfied. This means that a PV guest can create writable mappings using super page mappings. Such writable mappings can violate Xen intended invariants for pages which Xen is supposed to keep read-only. This is possible even if the 'allowsuperpage' command line option is not used.

Malicious PV guest administrators can escalate privilege so as to control the whole system.


Update the affected package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 86836

File Name: freebsd_pkg_3d9f6260881d11e5ab94002590263bf5.nasl

Version: $Revision: 2.2 $

Type: local

Published: 2015/11/11

Modified: 2017/07/06

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.2

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

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: 2015/11/11

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2015/10/29

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2015-7835