ESXi 6.5 < Build 5969300 Multiple Vulnerabilities (VMSA-2017-0015) (remote check)

High Nessus Plugin ID 103376


The remote VMware ESXi 6.5 host is affected by multiple vulnerabilities.


The version of the remote VMware ESXi 6.5 host is prior to build 5969300. It is, therefore, affected by multiple vulnerabilities :

- An out-of-bounds write error related to SVGA devices that allows a guest virtual machine to execute code on the host machine. (CVE-2017-4924)

- A NULL pointer dereference vulnerability related to handling RPC requests that could allow an attacker to crash a virtual machine. (CVE-2017-4925)


Apply patch ESXi650-201707101-SG according to the vendor advisory.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 103376

File Name: vmware_esxi_6_5_build_5969300_remote.nasl

Version: $Revision: 3.2 $

Type: remote

Family: Misc.

Published: 2017/09/21

Modified: 2017/09/22

Dependencies: 57396

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 8.3

Temporal Score: 6.1

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C


Base Score: 9.6

Temporal Score: 8.3

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:U/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: x-cpe:/o:vmware:esxi:6.5

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

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2017/09/14

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2017/09/14

Reference Information

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

BID: 100842, 100843

OSVDB: 165468, 165469

VMSA: 2017-0015

IAVB: 2017-B-0129