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The remote VMware ESXi host is affected by a remote code execution
The remote VMware ESXi host is 5.5 prior to build 3568722 or 6.0
prior to build 3568940. It is, therefore, affected by a stack-based
buffer overflow condition in the GNU C Library (glibc) DNS client-side
resolver due to improper validation of user-supplied input when
looking up names via the getaddrinfo() function. An attacker can
exploit this to execute arbitrary code by using an attacker-controlled
domain name, an attacker-controlled DNS server, or through a
See also :
Apply the appropriate patch as referenced in the vendor advisory.
Risk factor :
Critical / CVSS Base Score : 10.0
CVSS Temporal Score : 8.3
Public Exploit Available : true