FreeBSD : qemu -- buffer overflow vulnerability in virtio-serial message exchanges (21e5abe3-b0c6-11e5-8d13-bc5ff45d0f28)

High Nessus Plugin ID 87688


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 virtio-serial vmchannel support is vulnerable to a buffer overflow issue. It could occur while exchanging virtio control messages between guest and the host.

A malicious guest could use this flaw to corrupt few bytes of Qemu memory area, potentially crashing the Qemu process.


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 87688

File Name: freebsd_pkg_21e5abe3b0c611e58d13bc5ff45d0f28.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: 2016/01/01

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2015/08/06

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2015-5745