ESXi 5.1 < Build 911593 Multiple Vulnerabilities (remote check)

high Nessus Plugin ID 70888


The remote VMware ESXi 5.1 host is affected by multiple security vulnerabilities.


The remote VMware ESXi 5.1 host is affected by the following security vulnerabilities :

- An input validation error exists in the function 'png_set_text_2' in the libpng library that could allow memory corruption and arbitrary code execution.

- A privilege escalation vulnerability exists in the Virtual Machine Communication Interface (VMCI). A local attacker can exploit this, via control code, to change allocated memory, resulting in the escalation of privileges. (CVE-2013-1406)

- An error exists related to Network File Copy (NFC) handling that could allow denial of service attacks or arbitrary code execution. (CVE-2013-1659)


Apply ESXi510-201212001-SG.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 70888

File Name: vmware_esxi_5_1_build_911593_remote.nasl

Version: 1.11

Type: remote

Family: Misc.

Published: 11/13/2013

Updated: 9/24/2019

Supported Sensors: Nessus

Risk Information


Risk Factor: High

Score: 7.4


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.6

Temporal Score: 6.3

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/o:vmware:esxi:5.1

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 12/20/2012

Vulnerability Publication Date: 3/29/2012

Exploitable With

Core Impact

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2011-3048, CVE-2013-1406, CVE-2013-1659

BID: 52830, 57867, 58115