ESXi 6.0 / 6.5 / 6.7 Use-After-Free (VMSA-2019-0014)

high Nessus Plugin ID 129497


The remote VMware ESXi host is missing a security patch and is affected by a use-after-free error.


The remote VMware ESXi host is version 6.0, 6.5 or 6.7 and is affected by a use-after-free error in the virtual sound device that allows a local attacker on the guest machine with low privileges to execute code on the host.

Note that Nessus has not tested for this issue but has instead relied only on the application's self-reported version number.


Apply the appropriate patch as referenced in the vendor advisory.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 129497

File Name: vmware_esxi_VMSA-2019-0014.nasl

Version: 1.5

Type: remote

Family: Misc.

Published: 10/2/2019

Updated: 9/2/2020

Configuration: Enable paranoid mode

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-2019-5527


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: Settings/ParanoidReport, Host/VMware/version, Host/VMware/release, Host/VMware/vsphere

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 9/19/2019

Vulnerability Publication Date: 9/19/2019

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2019-5527

IAVA: 2019-A-0344

VMSA: 2019-0014