VMware ESX / ESXi Multiple Vulnerabilities (VMSA-2014-0002)

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Synopsis :

The remote VMware ESX / ESXi host is missing a security-related patch.

Description :

The remote VMware ESX / ESXi host is affected by multiple
vulnerabilities :

- Multiple integer overflow conditions exist in the glibc
package in file malloc/malloc.c. An unauthenticated,
remote attacker can exploit these to cause heap memory
corruption by passing large values to the pvalloc(),
valloc(), posix_memalign(), memalign(), or
aligned_alloc() functions, resulting in a denial of
service. (CVE-2013-4332)

- A distributed denial of service (DDoS) vulnerability
exists in the NTP daemon due to improper handling of the
'monlist' command. A remote attacker can exploit this,
via a forged request to an affected NTP server, to cause
an amplified response to the intended target of the DDoS
attack. (CVE-2013-5211)

See also :

https://www.vmware.com/security/advisories/VMSA-2014-0002
http://lists.vmware.com/pipermail/security-announce/2014/000281.html

Solution :

Apply the appropriate patch according to the vendor advisory that
pertains to ESX version 4.0 / 4.1 and ESXi version 4.0 / 4.1 / 5.0 /
5.1 / 5.5.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P)
CVSS Temporal Score : 4.1
(CVSS2#E:F/RL:OF/RC:ND)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Misc.

Nessus Plugin ID: 87674 ()

Bugtraq ID: 62324
64692

CVE ID: CVE-2013-4332
CVE-2013-5211

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