ESXi 6.5 < Build 6765664 Heap Buffer Overflow (VMSA-2017-0021) (remote check)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 105614

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VPR Score: 5.9


The remote VMware ESXi 6.5 host is affected by a remote heap buffer overflow vulnerability.


The version of the remote VMware ESXi 6.5 host is prior to build 6765664. It is, therefore, affected by a heap buffer overflow vulnerability that can be triggered by a specially crafted set of VNC packets.


Apply patch ESXi650-201710401-BG according to the vendor advisory.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 105614

File Name: vmware_esxi_6_5_build_6765664.nasl

Version: 1.8

Type: remote

Family: Misc.

Published: 2018/01/05

Updated: 2020/09/02

Dependencies: 57396

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

VPR Score: 5.9

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2017-4933

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 6

Temporal Score: 4.4

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

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

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 6.5

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:H/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/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, Host/VMware/vsphere

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2017/12/19

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2017/12/19

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-4933

BID: 102240

VMSA: 2017-0021