VMSA-2020-0012 : VMware ESXi, Workstation and Fusion updates address out-of-bounds read vulnerability

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


a. VMware ESXi, Workstation and Fusion out-of-bounds read vulnerability (CVE-2020-3960)

Description :
VMware ESXi, Workstation and Fusion contain an out-of-bounds read vulnerability in NVMe functionality. A malicious actor with local non-administrative access to a virtual machine may be able to read privileged information contained in memory.


Apply the missing patches.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 137354

File Name: vmware_VMSA-2020-0012.nasl

Version: 1.5

Type: local

Published: 6/11/2020

Updated: 9/29/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2020-3960


Risk Factor: High

Score: 7.1


Risk Factor: Low

Base Score: 3.6

Temporal Score: 2.7

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

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


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 8.4

Temporal Score: 7.3

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

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: 6/9/2020

Vulnerability Publication Date: 9/15/2021

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2020-3960

VMSA: 2020-0012

IAVA: 2020-A-0265