VMware ESX / ESXi VMCI Privilege Escalation (VMSA-2013-0002) (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 missing a security-related patch.
It is, therefore, affected by a privilege escalation vulnerability in
the Virtual Machine Communication Interface (VMCI) due to improper
handling of control code in vmci.sys. A local attacker can exploit
this to change memory allocation, resulting in an escalation of
privileges on Windows-based guest operating systems.

Note that systems with VMCI disabled are still affected by the
vulnerability.

See also :

https://www.vmware.com/security/advisories/VMSA-2013-0002

Solution :

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

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.2
(CVSS2#AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
CVSS Temporal Score : 6.3
(CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Misc.

Nessus Plugin ID: 89662 ()

Bugtraq ID: 57867

CVE ID: CVE-2013-1406

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