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The remote VMware ESX host is missing a security-related patch.
a. Updated ESX patch updates Service Console package ed
ed is a line-oriented text editor, used to create, display, and
modify text files (both interactively and via shell scripts).
A heap-based buffer overflow was discovered in the way ed, the GNU
line editor, processed long file names. An attacker could create a
file with a specially crafted name that could possibly execute an
arbitrary code when opened in the ed editor.
The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures Project (cve.mitre.org)
has assigned the name CVE-2008-3916 to this issue.
See also :
Apply the missing patch.
Risk factor :
High / CVSS Base Score : 9.3
CVSS Temporal Score : 8.1
Public Exploit Available : false