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The remote VMware ESX host is missing a security-related patch.
The remote VMware ESX host is missing a security-related patch. It is,
therefore, affected by a memory allocation issue in the Linux 64-bit
kernel due to a failure by the compat_alloc_user_space() function to
properly allocate the user space memory required for the 32-bit
compatibility layer. A local attacker can exploit this to gain
elevated privileges by leveraging the ability of the
compat_mc_getsockopt() function to control a certain length value.
See also :
Apply the appropriate patch as referenced in the vendor advisory that
pertains to ESX version 4.0 / 4.1.
Risk factor :
High / CVSS Base Score : 7.2
CVSS Temporal Score : 5.6
Public Exploit Available : true