VMware Player 5.x < 5.0.1 VMX Process DoS (VMSA-2014-0001) (Linux)

This script is Copyright (C) 2014 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

The remote host has a virtualization application that is affected by a
denial of service vulnerability.

Description :

The installed version of VMware Player 5.x running on the remote Linux
host is a version prior to 5.0.1. It is, therefore, affected by a
denial of service vulnerability due to an issue with handling invalid
ports that could allow a guest user to crash the VMX process.

Solution :

Update to VMware Player 5.0.1 or later.

Risk factor :

Low / CVSS Base Score : 2.1
(CVSS2#AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P)
CVSS Temporal Score : 1.8
(CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: General

Nessus Plugin ID: 72039 ()

Bugtraq ID: 64994

CVE ID: CVE-2014-1208