VMSA-2014-0001 : VMware Workstation, Player, Fusion, ESXi, ESX and vCloud Director address several security issues

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 72006


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


a. VMware ESXi and ESX NFC NULL pointer dereference

VMware ESXi and ESX contain a NULL pointer dereference in the handling of the Network File Copy (NFC) traffic. 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-2014-1207 to this issue.

b. VMware VMX process denial of service vulnerability

Due to a flaw in the handling of invalid ports, it is possible to cause the VMX process to fail. This vulnerability may allow a guest user to affect the VMX process resulting in a partial denial of service on the host.

VMware would like to thank Recurity Labs GmbH and the Bundesamt Sicherheit in der Informationstechnik (BSI) for reporting this issue to us

The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CVE-2014-1208 to this issue.

c. VMware vCloud Director Cross Site Request Forgery (CSRF)

VMware vCloud Director contains a vulnerability in the Hyper Text Transfer Protocol (http) session management. An attacker may trick an authenticated user to click a malicious link, which would result in the user being logged out. The user is able to immediately log back into the system.

VMware would like to thank Mattia Folador for reporting this issue to us.

The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CVE-2014-1211 to this issue.


Apply the missing patch.

See Also


Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 72006

File Name: vmware_VMSA-2014-0001.nasl

Version: 1.14

Type: local

Published: 2014/01/17

Updated: 2019/09/24

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 6.8

Temporal Score: 5

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:U/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: 2014/01/16

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-1207, CVE-2014-1208, CVE-2014-1211

BID: 64993, 64994, 64995

VMSA: 2014-0001