VMware ESX / ESXi Arbitrary File Modification (VMSA-2013-0016) (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 an arbitrary file modification
vulnerability due to improper handling of certain Virtual Machine file
descriptors. A local attacker can exploit this to read or modify
arbitrary files.

See also :

https://www.vmware.com/security/advisories/VMSA-2013-0016

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 : 4.4
(CVSS2#AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
CVSS Temporal Score : 3.8
(CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Misc.

Nessus Plugin ID: 89671 ()

Bugtraq ID: 64491

CVE ID: CVE-2013-5973

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