VMSA-2017-0015 : VMware ESXi, vCenter Server, Fusion and Workstation updates resolve multiple security vulnerabilities

high Nessus Plugin ID 103357
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Synopsis

The remote VMware ESXi host is missing one or more security-related patches.

Description

a. Out-of-bounds write vulnerability in SVGA

VMware ESXi, Workstation and Fusion contain an out-of-bounds write vulnerability in SVGA device. This issue may allow a guest to execute code on the host.

VMware would like to thank Nico Golde and Ralf-Philipp Weinmann of Comsecuris UG (haftungsbeschraenkt) working with ZDI for reporting this issue to us.

The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the identifier CVE-2017-4924 to this issue.

b. Guest RPC NULL pointer dereference vulnerability

VMware ESXi, Workstation and Fusion contain a NULL pointer dereference vulnerability. This issue occurs when handling guest RPC requests.
Successful exploitation of this issue may allow attackers with normal user privileges to crash their VMs.

VMware would like to thank Zhang Haitao for reporting this issue to us.

The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the identifier CVE-2017-4925 to this issue.

c. Stored XSS in H5 Client

vCenter Server H5 Client contains a vulnerability that may allow for stored cross-site scripting (XSS). An attacker with VC user privileges can inject malicious java-scripts which will get executed when other VC users access the page.

VMware would like to thank Thomas Ornetzeder for reporting this issue to us.

The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the identifier CVE-2017-4926 to this issue.

Solution

Apply the missing patches.

See Also

http://lists.vmware.com/pipermail/security-announce/2017/000387.html

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 103357

File Name: vmware_VMSA-2017-0015.nasl

Version: 3.16

Type: local

Published: 9/20/2017

Updated: 1/6/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.5

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.2

Temporal Score: 5.3

Vector: AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

Temporal Vector: E:U/RL:OF/RC:C

CVSS v3

Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 8.8

Temporal Score: 7.7

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:C/C:H/I:H/A:H

Temporal Vector: E:U/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/o:vmware:esxi:5.5, cpe:/o:vmware:esxi:6.0, cpe:/o:vmware:esxi:6.5

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/VMware/release, Host/VMware/version

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 9/14/2017

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-4924, CVE-2017-4925, CVE-2017-4926

VMSA: 2017-0015