FreeBSD : qemu -- denial of service vulnerability in Q35 chipset emulation (152acff3-b1bd-11e5-9728-002590263bf5)

Low Nessus Plugin ID 87687


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 Q35 chipset based pc system emulator is vulnerable to a heap based buffer overflow. It occurs during VM guest migration, as more(16 bytes) data is moved into allocated (8 bytes) memory area.

A privileged guest user could use this issue to corrupt the VM guest image, potentially leading to a DoS. This issue affects q35 machine types.


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Low

ID: 87687

File Name: freebsd_pkg_152acff3b1bd11e59728002590263bf5.nasl

Version: $Revision: 2.4 $

Type: local

Published: 2016/01/04

Modified: 2018/01/31

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Low


Base Score: 1.9

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


Base Score: 5.3

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

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: 2016/01/03

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2015/11/19

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2015-8666