VMware ESX / ESXi Unsupported Version Detection

Critical Nessus Plugin ID 56997


The remote host is running an unsupported version of a virtualization application.


According to its version, the installation of VMware ESX or ESXi on the remote host is no longer supported.

Lack of support implies that no new security patches for the product will be released by the vendor. As a result, it is likely to contain security vulnerabilities.


Upgrade to a version of VMware ESX / ESXi that is currently supported.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 56997

File Name: vmware_esx_unsupported.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.9 $

Type: combined

Published: 2011/12/02

Modified: 2015/09/24

Dependencies: 57396, 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Critical


Base Score: 10

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:vmware:esx_server, cpe:/o:vmware:esxi

Required KB Items: Host/VMware/version