VMSA-2019-0014 : Use-after-free vulnerability

high Nessus Plugin ID 129161
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The remote VMware ESXi host is missing one or more security-related patches.


ESXi use-after-free vulnerability - CVE-2019-5527

ESXi, Workstation, Fusion, VMRC and Horizon Client contain a use-after-free vulnerability in the virtual sound device.

A local attacker with non-administrative access on the guest machine may exploit this issue to execute code on the host. This issue can only be exploited if a valid sound back-end is not connected.


Apply the missing patches.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 129161

File Name: vmware_VMSA-2019-0014.nasl

Version: 1.3

Type: local

Published: 9/23/2019

Updated: 12/24/2019

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.5


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


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:6.0, cpe:/o:vmware:esxi:6.5, cpe:/o:vmware:esxi:6.7

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 9/19/2019

Vulnerability Publication Date: 10/10/2019

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2019-5527

VMSA: 2019-0014