ESXi 5.0 < Build 1311175 Multiple Vulnerabilities (remote check)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 70879


The remote VMware ESXi 5.0 host is affected by multiple security vulnerabilities.


The remote VMware ESXi 5.0 host is affected by the following security vulnerabilities :

- Multiple errors exist related to OpenSSL that could allow information disclosure or denial of service attacks. (CVE-2013-0166, CVE-2013-0169)

- An error exists in the libxml2 library related to the expansion of XML internal entities. An attacker can exploit this to cause a denial of service. (CVE-2013-0338)

- An unspecified error exists related to 'hostd-vmdb'. An attacker can exploit this to cause a denial of service.

- An error exists in the handling of certain Virtual Machine file descriptors. This may allow an unprivileged user with the 'Add Existing Disk' privilege to obtain read and write access to arbitrary files, possibly leading to arbitrary code execution after a host reboot.

- A NULL pointer dereference flaw exists in the handling of Network File Copy (NFC) traffic. This issue may lead to a denial of service if an attacker intercepts and modifies the NFC traffic. (CVE-2014-1207)

- A denial of service vulnerability exists in the handling of invalid ports that could allow a guest user to crash the VMX process. (CVE-2014-1208)


Apply patch ESXi500-201310101-SG, ESXi500-201310201-UG, or ESXi500-Update03.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 70879

File Name: vmware_esxi_5_0_build_1311177_remote.nasl

Version: 1.24

Type: remote

Family: Misc.

Published: 11/13/2013

Updated: 12/5/2022

Supported Sensors: Nessus

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 4.4

Temporal Score: 3.3

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2013-5973

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/o:vmware:esxi:5.0

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 10/17/2013

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2/4/2013

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2013-0166, CVE-2013-0169, CVE-2013-0338, CVE-2013-5970, CVE-2013-5973, CVE-2014-1207, CVE-2014-1208

BID: 57778, 58180, 60268, 63216, 64491, 64994, 64995