ESXi 5.0 < Build 1022489 xmlParseAttValueComplex Underflow (remote check)

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Synopsis :

The remote VMware ESXi 5.0 host is affected by a buffer underflow
vulnerability.

Description :

The remote VMware ESXi 5.0 host is affected by a buffer underflow
vulnerability related to the function 'xmlParseAttValueComplex' in the
file 'parser.c' of libxml2. This error could allow denial of service
attacks or arbitrary code execution.

See also :

http://kb.vmware.com/kb/2044378
http://www.vmware.com/security/advisories/VMSA-2013-0004.html

Solution :

Apply ESXi500-201303101-SG.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.8
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
CVSS Temporal Score : 5.9
(CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Misc.

Nessus Plugin ID: 70877 ()

Bugtraq ID: 56684

CVE ID: CVE-2012-5134