FreeBSD : xen-kernel -- x86 PV guests may be able to mask interrupts (3ae078ca-c7eb-11e6-ae1b-002590263bf5)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 96058


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


The Xen Project reports :

Certain PV guest kernel operations (page table writes in particular) need emulation, and use Xen's general x86 instruction emulator. This allows a malicious guest kernel which asynchronously modifies its instruction stream to effect the clearing of EFLAGS.IF from the state used to return to guest context.

A malicious guest kernel administrator can cause a host hang or crash, resulting in a Denial of Service.


Update the affected package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 96058

File Name: freebsd_pkg_3ae078cac7eb11e6ae1b002590263bf5.nasl

Version: $Revision: 3.4 $

Type: local

Published: 2016/12/22

Modified: 2017/01/31

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 4.9

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


Base Score: 6

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

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: 2016/12/22

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2016/12/21

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-10024

IAVB: 2017-B-0008