FreeBSD : xen-kernel -- information leak in legacy x86 FPU/XMM initialization (e839ca04-b40d-11e5-9728-002590263bf5)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 87752


The remote FreeBSD host is missing a security-related update.


The Xen Project reports :

When XSAVE/XRSTOR are not in use by Xen to manage guest extended register state, the initial values in the FPU stack and XMM registers seen by the guest upon first use are those left there by the previous user of those registers.

A malicious domain may be able to leverage this to obtain sensitive information such as cryptographic keys from another domain.


Update the affected package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 87752

File Name: freebsd_pkg_e839ca04b40d11e59728002590263bf5.nasl

Version: $Revision: 2.3 $

Type: local

Published: 2016/01/06

Modified: 2016/10/19

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5

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


Base Score: 8.6

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:xen-kernel, cpe:/o:freebsd:freebsd

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

Patch Publication Date: 2016/01/06

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2015/12/17

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2015-8555