FreeBSD : qemu -- denial of service vulnerability in e1000 NIC support (10bf8eed-b14d-11e5-9728-002590263bf5)

High Nessus Plugin ID 87685


The remote FreeBSD host is missing one or more security-related updates.


Prasad J Pandit, Red Hat Product Security Team, reports :

Qemu emulator built with the e1000 NIC emulation support is vulnerable to an infinite loop issue. It could occur while processing transmit descriptor data when sending a network packet.

A privileged user inside guest could use this flaw to crash the Qemu instance resulting in DoS.


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 87685

File Name: freebsd_pkg_10bf8eedb14d11e59728002590263bf5.nasl

Version: $Revision: 2.1 $

Type: local

Published: 2016/01/04

Modified: 2016/01/04

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

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, cpe:/o:freebsd:freebsd

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/FreeBSD/release, Host/FreeBSD/pkg_info

Patch Publication Date: 2016/01/02

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2015/09/04

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2015-6815