VMware ESX / ESXi Multiple Vulnerabilities (VMSA-2011-0008) (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 multiple vulnerabilities :

- A directory traversal vulnerability exists that allows a
remote attacker to read arbitrary files. (CVE-2011-0426)

- An information disclosure vulnerability exists due to
insecure storage of SOAP sesion IDs in a log file. A
local attacker can exploit this to disclose
administrative user IDs. (CVE-2011-1788)

- A digital signature verification weakness exists in the
self-extracting installer in the vSphere Client
Installer package. A remote attacker can exploit this to
spoof the software distribution via a Trojan horse
installer. (CVE-2011-1789)

See also :


Solution :

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

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0
CVSS Temporal Score : 3.7
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Misc.

Nessus Plugin ID: 89677 ()

Bugtraq ID: 47735

CVE ID: CVE-2011-0426

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