VMSA-2013-0011 : VMware ESXi and ESX address an NFC Protocol Unhandled Exception

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

a. VMware ESXi and ESX NFC Protocol Unhandled Exception

VMware ESXi and ESX contain a vulnerability in the handling of
the Network File Copy (NFC) protocol. To exploit this
vulnerability, an attacker must intercept and modify the NFC
traffic between ESXi/ESX and the client. Exploitation of the
issue may lead to a Denial of Service.

To reduce the likelihood of exploitation, vSphere components should
be deployed on an isolated management network

VMware would like to thank Alex Chapman of Context Information
Security for reporting this issue to us.

The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org)
has assigned the name CVE-2013-1661 to this issue.

See also :

http://lists.vmware.com/pipermail/security-announce/2013/000220.html

Solution :

Apply the missing patch.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 4.3
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P)
CVSS Temporal Score : 3.2
(CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: VMware ESX Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 69550 ()

Bugtraq ID: 62077

CVE ID: CVE-2013-1661