VMware Player 5.x < 5.0.1 VMX Process DoS (VMSA-2014-0001) (Linux)

Low Nessus Plugin ID 72039


The remote host has a virtualization application that is affected by a denial of service vulnerability.


The installed version of VMware Player 5.x running on the remote Linux host is a version prior to 5.0.1. It is, therefore, affected by a denial of service vulnerability due to an issue with handling invalid ports that could allow a guest user to crash the VMX process.


Update to VMware Player 5.0.1 or later.

Plugin Details

Severity: Low

ID: 72039

File Name: vmware_player_linux_5_0_1.nasl

Version: 1.5

Type: local

Family: General

Published: 2014/01/20

Updated: 2019/11/26

Dependencies: 71051

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Low

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2014-1208

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 3.3

Temporal Score: 2.4

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:vmware:player

Required KB Items: Host/VMware Player/Version

Excluded KB Items: SMB/Registry/Enumerated

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2012/11/06

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2014/01/16

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-1208

BID: 64994

VMSA: 2014-0001