VMware Host Agent Directory Traversal (VMSA-2009-0015)

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Synopsis :

A web application on the remote host has a directory traversal

Description :

The version of VMware Host Agent (hostd) running on the remote host
has a directory traversal vulnerability. The affected service runs
as root. VMware ESX, VMware ESXi, and VMware Server on Linux are

A remote attacker could exploit this to read arbitrary files,
including guest VMs, from the system.

See also :


Solution :

Apply the relevant upgrade referenced in the VMware advisory.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0
CVSS Temporal Score : 4.1
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: CGI abuses

Nessus Plugin ID: 44646 ()

Bugtraq ID: 36842

CVE ID: CVE-2009-3733

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