SynopsisThe remote VMware ESX host is missing one or more security-related patches.
Descriptiona. Service Console update for DHCP
The DHCP client daemon, dhclient, does not properly sanatize certain options in DHCP server replies. An attacker could send a specially crafted DHCP server reply, that is saved on the client system and evaluated by a process that assumes the option is trusted. This could lead to arbitrary code execution with the privileges of the evaluating process.
The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CVE-2011-0997 to this issue.
b. Service Console update for glibc
This patch updates the glibc package for ESX service console to glibc-2.5-58.7602.vmw. This fixes multiple security issues in glibc, glibc-common and nscd including possible local privilege escalation.
The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the identifiers CVE-2010-0296, CVE-2011-0536, CVE-2011-1095, CVE-2011-1071, CVE-2011-1658 and CVE-2011-1659 to these issues.
SolutionApply the missing patches.