FreeBSD : qemu -- denial of service vulnerability (a228c7a0-ba66-11e6-b1cf-14dae9d210b8)

High Nessus Plugin ID 95512


The remote FreeBSD host is missing one or more security-related updates.


Daniel P. Berrange reports :

The VNC server websockets decoder will read and buffer data from websockets clients until it sees the end of the HTTP headers, as indicated by \r\n\r\n. In theory this allows a malicious to trick QEMU into consuming an arbitrary amount of RAM.


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 95512

File Name: freebsd_pkg_a228c7a0ba6611e6b1cf14dae9d210b8.nasl

Version: $Revision: 3.2 $

Type: local

Published: 2016/12/05

Modified: 2016/12/07

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.8

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


Base Score: 8.6

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/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, cpe:/o:freebsd:freebsd

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

Patch Publication Date: 2016/12/04

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2015/03/23

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2015-1779