VMware OVF Tool 2.1 File Handling Format String Vulnerability (VMSA-2012-0015)

High Nessus Plugin ID 63075


The remote Windows host has a tool installed that is affected by a format string vulnerability.


The version of the VMware OVF Tool installed on the remote Windows host is potentially affected by a format string vulnerability. By tricking a user into loading a specially crafted OVF file a remote, unauthenticated attacker could execute arbitrary code on the remote host subject to the privileges of the user running the affected application.


Upgrade to VMware OVF Tool 3.0.1 or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 63075

File Name: vmware_ovftool_vmsa_2012-0015.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.9 $

Type: local

Agent: windows

Family: Windows

Published: 2012/11/28

Modified: 2017/10/11

Dependencies: 63074

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 9.3

Temporal Score: 7.7

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:F/RL:OF/RC:ND

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:vmware:ovf_tool

Required KB Items: SMB/VMware OVF Tool/Path, SMB/VMware OVF Tool/Version

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2012/11/08

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2012/11/08

Exploitable With

Core Impact

Metasploit (VMWare OVF Tools Format String Vulnerability)

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2012-3569

BID: 56468

OSVDB: 87117

VMSA: 2012-0015