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: 1.6

Type: remote

Family: Misc.

Published: 11/12/2018

Updated: 9/2/2020

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.5


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.2

Temporal Score: 5.3

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2018-6981


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: CVSS:3.0/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: 11/9/2018

Vulnerability Publication Date: 11/9/2018

Reference Information

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

BID: 105881, 105882

VMSA: 2018-0027