ESXi 5.5 < Build 6480267 RPC NULL Pointer Dereference Vulnerability (VMSA-2017-0015) (remote check)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 103375


The remote VMware ESXi 5.5 host is affected by an RPC NULL pointer dereference vulnerability.


The version of the remote VMware ESXi 5.5 host is prior to build 6480267. It is, therefore, affected by a NULL pointer dereference vulnerability related to handling RPC requests that could allow an attacker to crash a virtual machine.


Apply patch ESXi550-201709101-SG according to the vendor advisory.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 103375

File Name: vmware_esxi_5_5_build_6480267_remote.nasl

Version: $Revision: 3.2 $

Type: remote

Family: Misc.

Published: 2017/09/21

Modified: 2017/09/22

Dependencies: 57396

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5.5

Temporal Score: 4.5

Vector: CVSS2#AV:A/AC:L/Au:S/C:N/I:N/A:C

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:F/RL:OF/RC:ND


Base Score: 6.8

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/o:vmware:esxi:5.5

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2017/09/14

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2017/09/14

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-4925

BID: 100842

OSVDB: 165468

VMSA: 2017-0015

IAVB: 2017-B-0125