VMware ESX / ESXi NFC Traffic Handling DoS (VMSA-2013-0011) (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 missing a security-related patch.
It is, therefore, affected by a denial of service vulnerability in the
Network File Copy (NFC) protocol due to improper handling of specially
crafted NFC traffic. A man-in-the-middle attacker can exploit this to
cause an unhandled exception and application crash, resulting in a
denial of service condition.

See also :

https://www.vmware.com/security/advisories/VMSA-2013-0011

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 : 4.3
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P)
CVSS Temporal Score : 3.7
(CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Misc.

Nessus Plugin ID: 89667 ()

Bugtraq ID: 62077

CVE ID: CVE-2013-1661

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