VMSA-2010-0017 : VMware ESX third-party update for Service Console kernel

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Synopsis :

The remote VMware ESX host is missing a security-related patch.

Description :

a. Service Console OS update for COS kernel package.

This patch updates the Service Console kernel to fix a stack
pointer underflow issue in the 32-bit compatibility layer.

Exploitation of this issue could allow a local user to gain
additional privileges.

The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org)
has assigned the name CVE-2010-3081 to this issue.

See also :

http://lists.vmware.com/pipermail/security-announce/2011/000117.html

Solution :

Apply the missing patch.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.2
(CVSS2#AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
CVSS Temporal Score : 6.0
(CVSS2#E:F/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: VMware ESX Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 50858 ()

Bugtraq ID: 38027
38144
39719
43239

CVE ID: CVE-2010-3081