FreeBSD : FreeBSD -- devfs rules not applied by default for jails (6b6ca5b6-6007-11e6-a6c3-14dae9d210b8)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 92899


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


The default devfs rulesets are not loaded on boot, even when jails are used. Device nodes will be created in the jail with their normal default access permissions, while most of them should be hidden and inaccessible. Impact : Jailed processes can get access to restricted resources on the host system. For jailed processes running with superuser privileges this implies access to all devices on the system.
This level of access could lead to information leakage and privilege escalation.


Update the affected package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 92899

File Name: freebsd_pkg_6b6ca5b6600711e6a6c314dae9d210b8.nasl

Version: $Revision: 2.1 $

Type: local

Published: 2016/08/12

Modified: 2016/08/12

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5.8

Temporal Score: 5

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:FreeBSD, cpe:/o:freebsd:freebsd

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2016/08/11

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2014/04/30

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-3001

BID: 67158

FreeBSD: SA-14:07.devfs