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: 3.7

Type: remote

Family: Misc.

Published: 9/21/2017

Updated: 9/2/2020

Risk Information

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2017-4924


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.5


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


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

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 9/14/2017

Vulnerability Publication Date: 9/14/2017

Reference Information

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

BID: 100842, 100843

VMSA: 2017-0015