ESXi 6.0 / 6.5 / 6.7 Multiple Vulnerabilities (VMSA-2019-0008)(MDSUM/RIDL) (MFBDS/RIDL/ZombieLoad) (MLPDS/RIDL) (MSBDS/Fallout)(Remote Check)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 125218


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, missing microcode updates to address the following vulnerabilities:

- Microarchitectural Store Buffer Data Sampling (MSBDS) (CVE-2018-12126)
- Microarchitectural Load Port Data Sampling (MLPDS) (CVE-2018-12127)
- Microarchitectural Fill Buffer Data Sampling (MFBDS) (CVE-2018-12130)
- Microarchitectural Data Sampling Uncacheable Memory (MDSUM) (CVE-2019-11091)

Note virtual machines must be configured with the 3D-acceleration enabled. VMware ESXi defaults to this feature not being enabled.


Apply the appropriate patch as referenced in the vendor advisory.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 125218

File Name: vmware_esxi_VMSA-2019-0008.nasl

Version: 1.7

Type: remote

Family: Misc.

Published: 5/16/2019

Updated: 5/27/2024

Configuration: Enable paranoid mode

Supported Sensors: Nessus

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.0


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 4.7

Temporal Score: 3.7

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2019-11091


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5.6

Temporal Score: 5.1

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:P/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/o:vmware:esxi

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 5/14/2019

Vulnerability Publication Date: 5/14/2019

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2018-12126, CVE-2018-12127, CVE-2018-12130, CVE-2019-11091

BID: 108330

IAVA: 2019-A-0167

VMSA: 2019-0008