FreeBSD : qemu -- denial of service vulnerability in VMWARE VMXNET3 NIC support (9ad8993e-b1ba-11e5-9728-002590263bf5)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 87700


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 a VMWARE VMXNET3 paravirtual NIC emulator support is vulnerable to a memory leakage flaw. It occurs when a guest repeatedly tries to activate the vmxnet3 device.

A privileged guest user could use this flaw to leak host memory, resulting in DoS on the host.


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 87700

File Name: freebsd_pkg_9ad8993eb1ba11e59728002590263bf5.nasl

Version: $Revision: 2.6 $

Type: local

Published: 2016/01/04

Modified: 2018/02/01

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 6.8

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


Base Score: 7.7

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:L/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: 2015/12/15

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2015-8567, CVE-2015-8568