VMware ESX / ESXi Guest OS Local Privilege Escalation (VMSA-2013-0014) (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 due
to improper handling of control code in the lgtosync.sys driver. A
local attacker can exploit this escalate privileges on Windows-based
32-bit guest operating systems.

See also :

https://www.vmware.com/security/advisories/VMSA-2013-0014

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 : 7.9
(CVSS2#AV:A/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
CVSS Temporal Score : 6.9
(CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Misc.

Nessus Plugin ID: 89669 ()

Bugtraq ID: 64075

CVE ID: CVE-2013-3519

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