ESXi 6.0 / 6.5 / 6.7 Out-of-Bounds Read Vulnerability (VMSA-2018-0026) (Remote Check)

High Nessus Plugin ID 118466

Synopsis

The remote VMware ESXi host is missing a security patch and is affected by an out-of-bounds read vulnerability.

Description

The remote VMware ESXi host is version 6.0, 6.5, or 6.7 and is missing a security patch. It is, therefore, vulnerable to an out-of-bounds read vulnerability in SVGA devices. An attacker with access to a guest system may be able to execute code on the host system by leveraging this vulnerability.

Solution

Apply the appropriate patch as referenced in the vendor advisory.

See Also

https://www.vmware.com/security/advisories/VMSA-2018-0026.html

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 118466

File Name: vmware_esxi_VMSA-2018-0026.nasl

Version: 1.1

Type: remote

Family: Misc.

Published: 2018/10/26

Modified: 2018/10/26

Dependencies: 57396

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2018-6974

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 7.2

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

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 9.3

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/o:vmware:esxi

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

Patch Publication Date: 2018/10/16

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2018/10/16

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2018-6974

BID: 105660

VMSA: 2018-0026

IAVB: 2018-B-0137, 2018-B-0138, 2018-B-0139