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 :

https://www.vmware.com/security/advisories/VMSA-2017-0021.html
https://www.talosintelligence.com/vulnerability_reports/TALOS-2017-0369
https://www.vmware.com/us/security/advisories/VMSA-2018-0002.html
https://meltdownattack.com/

Solution :

Apply the appropriate patch as referenced in the vendor advisory.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 9.3
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
CVSS Temporal Score : 8.4
(CVSS2#E:POC/RL:U/RC:ND)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Misc.

Nessus Plugin ID: 105486 ()

Bugtraq ID: 102238
102241
102376
102371

CVE ID: CVE-2017-4940
CVE-2017-4941
CVE-2017-5753
CVE-2017-5715

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