VMSA-2011-0004 : VMware ESX/ESXi SLPD denial of service vulnerability and ESX third-party updates for Service Console packages bind, pam, and rpm.

high Nessus Plugin ID 52582


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


a. Service Location Protocol daemon DoS

This patch fixes a denial-of-service vulnerability in the Service Location Protocol daemon (SLPD). Exploitation of this vulnerability could cause SLPD to consume significant CPU resources.

VMware would like to thank Nicolas Gregoire and US CERT for reporting this issue to us.

The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures Project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CVE-2010-3609 to this issue.

b. Service Console update for bind

This patch updates the bind-libs and bind-utils RPMs to version 9.3.6-4.P1.el5_5.3, which resolves multiple security issues.

The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the names CVE-2010-3613, CVE-2010-3614, and CVE-2010-3762 to these issues.

c. Service Console update for pam

This patch updates the pam RPM to pam_0.99.6.2-3.27.5437.vmw, which resolves multiple security issues with PAM modules.

The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the names CVE-2010-3316, CVE-2010-3435, and CVE-2010-3853 to these issues.

d. Service Console update for rpm, rpm-libs, rpm-python, and popt

This patch updates rpm, rpm-libs, and rpm-python RPMs to, and popt to version, which resolves a security issue.

The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CVE-2010-2059 to this issue.


Apply the missing patches.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 52582

File Name: vmware_VMSA-2011-0004.nasl

Version: 1.35

Type: local

Published: 3/8/2011

Updated: 1/6/2021

Supported Sensors: Nessus

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9


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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/o:vmware:esx:4.0, cpe:/o:vmware:esx:4.1, cpe:/o:vmware:esxi:4.0, cpe:/o:vmware:esxi: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: 3/7/2011

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2005-4889, CVE-2010-2059, CVE-2010-2199, CVE-2010-3316, CVE-2010-3435, CVE-2010-3609, CVE-2010-3613, CVE-2010-3614, CVE-2010-3762, CVE-2010-3853

BID: 40512, 42472, 43487, 44590, 45133, 45137, 45385, 46772

VMSA: 2011-0004