VMSA-2019-0022 : VMware ESXi updates address OpenSLP remote code execution vulnerability

critical Nessus Plugin ID 132017


The remote VMware ESXi host is missing one or more security-related patches.


VMware ESXi updates address OpenSLP remote code execution vulnerability (CVE-2019-5544)

OpenSLP as used in ESXi has a heap overwrite issue. A malicious actor with network access to port 427 on an ESXi host may be able to overwrite the heap of the OpenSLP service resulting in remote code execution.


Apply the missing patches.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 132017

File Name: vmware_VMSA-2019-0022.nasl

Version: 1.8

Type: local

Published: 12/12/2019

Updated: 4/5/2024

Supported Sensors: Nessus

Risk Information


Risk Factor: High

Score: 7.4


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 6.5

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2019-5544


Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 9.8

Temporal Score: 9.4

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:H/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 Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 12/5/2019

Vulnerability Publication Date: 12/6/2019

CISA Known Exploited Vulnerability Due Dates: 5/3/2022

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2019-5544

IAVA: 2024-A-0120

VMSA: 2019-0022