VMSA-2012-0012 : VMware ESXi update to third-party library

high Nessus Plugin ID 59966


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


a. ESXi update to third-party component libxml2

The libxml2 third-party library has been updated which addresses multiple security issues.

The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the names CVE-2010-4008, CVE-2011-0216, CVE-2011-1944, CVE-2011-2834, CVE-2011-3905, CVE-2011-3919 and CVE-2012-0841 to these issues.


Apply the missing patch.

See Also


Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 59966

File Name: vmware_VMSA-2012-0012.nasl

Version: 1.39

Type: local

Published: 7/13/2012

Updated: 1/6/2021

Risk Information


Risk Factor: High

Score: 7.4


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 9.3

Temporal Score: 7.3

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/o:vmware:esxi:4.0, cpe:/o:vmware:esxi:4.1, cpe:/o:vmware:esxi:5.0

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 7/12/2012

Vulnerability Publication Date: 11/17/2010

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2010-4008, CVE-2010-4494, CVE-2011-0216, CVE-2011-1944, CVE-2011-2821, CVE-2011-2834, CVE-2011-3905, CVE-2011-3919, CVE-2012-0841, CVE-2012-1666

BID: 44779, 45617, 48056, 48832, 49279, 49658, 51084, 51300, 52107, 55421

VMSA: 2012-0012