VMware ESXi 5.5 / 6.0 / 6.5 / 6.7 Information Disclosure (VMSA-2018-0012) (Spectre) (remote check)

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VPR Score: 5.1


The remote VMware ESXi host is missing a security patch and is affected by an information disclosure vulnerability.


The remote VMware ESXi host is version 5.5, 6.0, 6.5, or 6.7 and is missing a security patch. It is, therefore, vulnerable to an information disclosure vulnerability. The vulnerability exists in the speculative execution control mechanism. An unauthenticated, local attacker can exploit this, via side-channel analysis, to disclose potentially sensitive information.


Apply the appropriate patch as referenced in the vendor advisory.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Low

ID: 134877

File Name: vmware_esxi_VMSA-2018-0012.nasl

Version: 1.4

Type: remote

Family: Misc.

Published: 3/24/2020

Updated: 4/15/2021

Dependencies: vmware_vsphere_detect.nbin

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Low

VPR Score: 5.1

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2018-3639

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 2.1

Temporal Score: 1.6

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

Temporal Vector: E:POC/RL:OF/RC:C

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 5.5

Temporal Score: 5

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/o:vmware:esxi

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 5/21/2018

Vulnerability Publication Date: 5/21/2018

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2018-3639

BID: 104232

VMSA: 2018-0012