VMware View 4.x < 4.6.2 / 5.x < 5.1.2 VMCI Privilege Escalation (VMSA-2013-0002)

high Nessus Plugin ID 64920


The remote host has a desktop solution that is affected by a privilege escalation vulnerability.


The version of VMware View installed on the remote host is a version prior to 4.6.2 / 5.1.2. It is, therefore, reportedly affected by a privilege escalation vulnerability in the Virtual Machine Communication Interface (VMCI) in the 'VMCI.sys' driver.

By exploiting this issue, a local attacker could elevate their privileges on Windows-based hosts or Windows-based Guest Operating Systems.

Note that systems that have VMCI disabled are also affected by this issue.


Upgrade to VMware View 4.6.2 / 5.1.2 or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 64920

File Name: vmware_view_priv_esc_vmsa_2013_0002.nasl

Version: 1.4

Type: local

Agent: windows

Family: Windows

Published: 2/27/2013

Updated: 8/6/2018

Supported Sensors: Nessus Agent, Nessus

Risk Information


Risk Factor: High

Score: 7.4


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.2

Temporal Score: 6

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:vmware:view

Required KB Items: VMware/ViewServer/Installed

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2/7/2013

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2/7/2013

Exploitable With

Core Impact

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2013-1406

BID: 57867

VMSA: 2013-0002