VMSA-2020-0011 : VMware ESXi updates address multiple security vulnerabilities

low Nessus Plugin ID 137047
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Synopsis

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

Description

b. Denial-of-service vulnerability in Shader functionality (CVE-2020-3958)

Description :
VMware ESXi, Workstation and Fusion contain a denial-of-service vulnerability in the shader functionality. Exploitation of this issue requires an attacker to have access to a virtual machine with 3D graphics enabled. It is not enabled by default on ESXi.

Successful exploitation of this issue may allow attackers with non-administrative access to a virtual machine to crash the virtual machine's vmx process leading to a denial of service condition.

c. Memory leak vulnerability in VMCI module (CVE-2020-3959) Description :

VMware ESXi, Workstation and Fusion contain a memory leak vulnerability in the VMCI module.
A malicious actor with local non-administrative access to a virtual machine may be able to crash the virtual machine's vmx process leading to a partial denial of service.

Solution

Apply the missing patches.

See Also

http://lists.vmware.com/pipermail/security-announce/2020/000496.html

Plugin Details

Severity: Low

ID: 137047

File Name: vmware_VMSA-2020-0011.nasl

Version: 1.4

Type: local

Published: 6/2/2020

Updated: 6/10/2020

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2020-3959

VPR

Risk Factor: Low

Score: 3.6

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Low

Base Score: 2.1

Temporal Score: 1.6

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

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

CVSS v3

Risk Factor: Low

Base Score: 3.3

Temporal Score: 2.9

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: 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: 5/28/2020

Vulnerability Publication Date: 5/29/2020

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2020-3958, CVE-2020-3959

VMSA: 2020-0011

IAVA: 2020-A-0234