ESXi 5.5 / 6.0 / 6.5 / Multiple Vulnerabilities (VMSA-2017-0021) (VMSA-2018-0002) (Spectre) (remote check)

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Synopsis :

The remote VMware ESXi host is affected by multiple vulnerabilities.

Description :

The remote VMware ESXi host is version 5.5, 6.0, or 6.5 and is
missing a security patch. It is, therefore, affected by multiple
vulnerabilities that can allow code execution in a virtual machine
via the authenticated VNC session as well as cause information disclosure from one
virtual machine to another virtual machine on the same host.

See also :

Solution :

Apply the appropriate patch as referenced in the vendor advisory.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 9.3
CVSS Temporal Score : 8.4
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Misc.

Nessus Plugin ID: 105486 ()

Bugtraq ID: 102238

CVE ID: CVE-2017-4940

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