VMware ESX / ESXi Multiple Vulnerabilities (VMSA-2012-0011) (remote check)

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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 :

- A remote code execution vulnerability exists due to
improper sanitization of user-supplied input. A remote
attacker can exploit this, via a specially crafted
checkpoint file, to corrupt memory, resulting in a
denial of service condition or the execution of
arbitrary code on the host OS. (CVE-2012-3288)

- A denial of service vulnerability exists due to
improper handling of traffic originating from mobile
virtual devices. A remote attacker can exploit this to
crash the guest OS. (CVE-2012-3289)

See also :

http://www.vmware.com/security/advisories/VMSA-2012-0011.html

Solution :

Apply the appropriate patch according to the vendor advisory that
pertains to ESX version 3.5 / 4.0 / 4.1 or ESXi version 3.5 / 4.0 /
4.1 / 5.0.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 9.3
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
CVSS Temporal Score : 6.9
(CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Misc.

Nessus Plugin ID: 89036 ()

Bugtraq ID: 53996

CVE ID: CVE-2012-3288
CVE-2012-3289

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