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The remote VMware ESXi 5.5 host is affected by a guest privilege
The remote VMware ESXi 5.5 host is prior to build 3248547. It is,
therefore, affected by a guest privilege escalation vulnerability in
the Shared Folders (HGFS) feature due to improper validation of
user-supplied input. A local attacker can exploit this to corrupt
memory, resulting in an elevation of privileges.
See also :
Apply patch ESXi550-201512102-SG according to the vendor advisory.
Note that VMware Tools in any Windows-based guests that use the Shared
Folders (HGFS) feature must also be updated to completely mitigate the
Risk factor :
Medium / CVSS Base Score : 4.6
CVSS Temporal Score : 3.4
Public Exploit Available : false