VMSA-2010-0017 : VMware ESX third-party update for Service Console kernel

High Nessus Plugin ID 50858


The remote VMware ESX host is missing a security-related patch.


a. Service Console OS update for COS kernel package.

This patch updates the Service Console kernel to fix a stack pointer underflow issue in the 32-bit compatibility layer.

Exploitation of this issue could allow a local user to gain additional privileges.

The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CVE-2010-3081 to this issue.


Apply the missing patch.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 50858

File Name: vmware_VMSA-2010-0017.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.30 $

Type: local

Published: 2010/12/01

Modified: 2016/05/19

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.2

Temporal Score: 5.6

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:POC/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/o:vmware:esx:4.0, cpe:/o:vmware:esx:4.1

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2010/11/29

Exploitable With

Core Impact

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2010-3081

BID: 38027, 38144, 39719, 43239

OSVDB: 62045, 62168, 62379, 62380, 63630, 63631, 64549, 68213

VMSA: 2010-0017