ESXi 5.5 < Build 5230635 Multiple Vulnerabilities (VMSA-2017-0006) (remote check)

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Synopsis :

The remote VMware ESXi 5.5 host is affected by multiple
vulnerabilities.

Description :

The version of the remote VMware ESXi 5.5 host is prior to build
5230635. It is, therefore, affected by multiple vulnerabilities :

- An unspecified flaw exists in memory initialization that
allows an attacker on the guest to execute arbitrary
code on the host. (CVE-2017-4904)

- An unspecified flaw exists in memory initialization that
allows the disclosure of sensitive information.
(CVE-2017-4905)

See also :

http://www.vmware.com/security/advisories/VMSA-2017-0006.html

Solution :

Apply patch ESXi550-201703401-SG according to the vendor advisory.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 8.3
(CVSS2#AV:A/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
CVSS Temporal Score : 6.9
(CVSS2#E:F/RL:OF/RC:ND)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Misc.

Nessus Plugin ID: 99129 ()

Bugtraq ID: 97164
97165

CVE ID: CVE-2017-4904
CVE-2017-4905

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