FreeBSD : xen-kernel -- some pmu and profiling hypercalls log without rate limiting (e4848ca4-8820-11e5-ab94-002590263bf5)

Low Nessus Plugin ID 86841


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


The Xen Project reports :

HYPERCALL_xenoprof_op and HYPERVISOR_xenpmu_op log some errors and attempts at invalid operations. These log messages are not rate-limited, even though they can be triggered by guests.

A malicious guest could cause repeated logging to the hypervisor console, leading to a Denial of Service attack.


Update the affected package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Low

ID: 86841

File Name: freebsd_pkg_e4848ca4882011e5ab94002590263bf5.nasl

Version: $Revision: 2.1 $

Type: local

Published: 2015/11/11

Modified: 2015/11/11

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Low


Base Score: 2.1

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

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-2015-7971