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

high Nessus Plugin ID 50858
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VPR Score: 8.9

Synopsis

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

Description

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.

Solution

Apply the missing patch.

See Also

http://lists.vmware.com/pipermail/security-announce/2011/000117.html

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 50858

File Name: vmware_VMSA-2010-0017.nasl

Version: 1.33

Type: local

Published: 12/1/2010

Updated: 1/6/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

VPR Score: 8.9

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 7.2

Temporal Score: 6.3

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

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

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 7.8

Temporal Score: 7.5

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

Temporal Vector: E:H/RL:O/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: 11/29/2010

Vulnerability Publication Date: 9/24/2010

Exploitable With

Core Impact

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2010-3081

BID: 38027, 38144, 39719, 43239

VMSA: 2010-0017