VMware ESX / ESXi libxml2 RCE (VMSA-2013-0004) (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 affected by a heap-based underflow
condition in the bundled libxml2 library due to incorrect parsing of
strings not containing an expected space. A remote attacker can
exploit this, via a specially crafted XML document, to cause a denial
of service condition or the execution of arbitrary code.

See also :

https://www.vmware.com/security/advisories/VMSA-2013-0004

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 :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.8
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
CVSS Temporal Score : 5.9
(CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Misc.

Nessus Plugin ID: 89664 ()

Bugtraq ID: 56684

CVE ID: CVE-2012-5134

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