VMware ESX / ESXi vSphere Client RCE (VMSA-2014-0003)

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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 a remote code
execution vulnerability in the vSphere Client versions 4.0 / 4.1 due
to improper validation of updates to client files. An unauthenticated,
remote attacker can exploit this, via a malicious link, to download
and execute arbitrary code from an untrusted URI.

See also :


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.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 9.3
CVSS Temporal Score : 8.1
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Misc.

Nessus Plugin ID: 87675 ()

Bugtraq ID: 66772

CVE ID: CVE-2014-1209

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