ESXi 6.0 / 6.5 / 6.7 Multiple Vulnerabilities (VMSA-2018-0027) (Remote Check)

High Nessus Plugin ID 118885


The remote VMware ESXi host is missing a security patch and is affected by multiple vulnerabilities.


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 multiple vulnerabilities. Leveraging the most severe of these vulnerabilities could allow an attacker to execute arbitrary code on the host from the security context of an unprivileged user on the guest system.

Note: CVE-2018-6982 only applies to ESXi 6.5 and 6.7 installations.
ESXi 6.0 installations are not affected.


Apply the appropriate patch as referenced in the vendor advisory.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 118885

File Name: vmware_esxi_VMSA-2018-0027.nasl

Version: 1.3

Type: remote

Family: Misc.

Published: 2018/11/12

Updated: 2019/04/05

Dependencies: 57396

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2018-6981

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: 2018/11/09

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2018/11/09

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2018-6981, CVE-2018-6982

BID: 105881, 105882

VMSA: 2018-0027

IAVB: 2018-B-0145, 2018-B-0146