VMware ESX / ESXi Tools Update Privilege Escalation (VMSA-2010-0018) (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 unspecified flaw in the Tools update
functionality due to improper validation of user-supplied input. A
local attacker with host operating system access can exploit this flaw
to gain root privileges on the guess operating system.

See also :

http://lists.vmware.com/pipermail/security-announce/2010/000112.html

Solution :

Apply the appropriate patch as referenced in the vendor advisory that
pertains to ESX version 3.5 / 4.0 / 4.1 or ESXi version 3.5 / 4.0 /
4.1.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.2
(CVSS2#AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
CVSS Temporal Score : 6.0
(CVSS2#E:F/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: VMware ESX Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 89744 ()

Bugtraq ID: 45166

CVE ID: CVE-2010-4297

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