FreeBSD : FreeBSD -- Local privilege escalation in IRET handler (0dfa5dde-600a-11e6-a6c3-14dae9d210b8)
High Nessus Plugin ID 92895
SynopsisThe remote FreeBSD host is missing one or more security-related updates.
DescriptionIf the kernel-mode IRET instruction generates an #SS or #NP exception, but the exception handler does not properly ensure that the right GS register base for kernel is reloaded, the userland GS segment may be used in the context of the kernel exception handler. Impact : By causing an IRET with #SS or #NP exceptions, a local attacker can cause the kernel to use an arbitrary GS base, which may allow escalated privileges or panic the system.
SolutionUpdate the affected packages.