ESXi 5.5 / 6.0 / 6.5 / 6.7 Speculative Execution Side Channel Vulnerability (Foreshadow) (VMSA-2018-0020) (remote check)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 111759
SynopsisThe remote VMware ESXi host is missing a security patch and is affected by a speculative execution side channel vulnerability.
DescriptionThe remote VMware ESXi host is version 5.5, 6.0, 6.5, or 6.7 and is missing a security patch. It is, therefore, vulnerable to a speculative execution side channel attack known as L1 Terminal Fault (L1TF). An attacker who successfully exploited L1TF may be able to read privileged data across trust boundaries.
SolutionApply the appropriate patch as referenced in the vendor advisory.