FreeBSD : xen-tools -- Unsanitised guest input in libxl device handling code (e2fca11b-4212-11e6-942d-bc5ff45d0f28)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 91935


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


The Xen Project reports :

Various parts of libxl device-handling code inappropriately use information from (partially) guest controlled areas of xenstore.

A malicious guest administrator can cause denial of service by resource exhaustion.

A malicious guest administrator can confuse and/or deny service to management facilities.

A malicious guest administrator of a guest configured with channel devices may be able to escalate their privilege to that of the backend domain (i.e., normally, to that of the host).


Update the affected package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 91935

File Name: freebsd_pkg_e2fca11b421211e6942dbc5ff45d0f28.nasl

Version: 2.4

Type: local

Published: 7/5/2016

Updated: 1/4/2021

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.8

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


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.7

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

Vulnerability Information

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

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

Patch Publication Date: 7/4/2016

Vulnerability Publication Date: 6/2/2016

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-4962