VMSA-2013-0011 : VMware ESXi and ESX address an NFC Protocol Unhandled Exception

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 69550


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


a. VMware ESXi and ESX NFC Protocol Unhandled Exception

VMware ESXi and ESX contain a vulnerability in the handling of the Network File Copy (NFC) protocol. To exploit this vulnerability, an attacker must intercept and modify the NFC traffic between ESXi/ESX and the client. Exploitation of the issue may lead to a Denial of Service.

To reduce the likelihood of exploitation, vSphere components should be deployed on an isolated management network

VMware would like to thank Alex Chapman of Context Information Security for reporting this issue to us.

The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CVE-2013-1661 to this issue.


Apply the missing patch.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 69550

File Name: vmware_VMSA-2013-0011.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.12 $

Type: local

Published: 2013/09/03

Modified: 2016/08/16

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 4.3

Temporal Score: 3.7

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/o:vmware:esx:4.0, cpe:/o:vmware:esx:4.1, cpe:/o:vmware:esxi:4.0, cpe:/o:vmware:esxi:4.1, cpe:/o:vmware:esxi:5.0, cpe:/o:vmware:esxi:5.1

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

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2013/08/29

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2013-1661

BID: 62077

VMSA: 2013-0011

IAVB: 2013-B-0095, 2013-B-0096, 2013-B-0098