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

high Nessus Plugin ID 118466
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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: 1.5

Type: remote

Family: Misc.

Published: 10/26/2018

Updated: 9/2/2020

Dependencies: vmware_vsphere_detect.nbin

Risk Information

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2018-6974

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.5

CVSS v2

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

CVSS v3

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: cpe:/o:vmware:esxi

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 10/16/2018

Vulnerability Publication Date: 10/16/2018

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2018-6974

BID: 105660

VMSA: 2018-0026