FreeBSD : qemu -- denial of service vulnerability in Human Monitor Interface support (62ab8707-b1bc-11e5-9728-002590263bf5)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 87695


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 Human Monitor Interface(HMP) support is vulnerable to an OOB write issue. It occurs while processing 'sendkey' command in hmp_sendkey routine, if the command argument is longer than the 'keyname_buf' buffer size.

A user/process could use this flaw to crash the Qemu process instance resulting in DoS.


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 87695

File Name: freebsd_pkg_62ab8707b1bc11e59728002590263bf5.nasl

Version: $Revision: 2.5 $

Type: local

Published: 2016/01/04

Modified: 2018/02/01

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5

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


Base Score: 7.5

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/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: 2015/12/23

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2015-8619