VMware Workstation 9.x < 9.0.1 VMX Process DoS (VMSA-2014-0001)

Low Nessus Plugin ID 72040


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


The version of VMware Workstation installed on the remote host is version 9.x prior to 9.0.1. It is, therefore, reportedly 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.


Upgrade to VMware Workstation 9.0.1 or later.

Plugin Details

Severity: Low

ID: 72040

File Name: vmware_workstation_dos_vmsa_2014_0001.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.3 $

Type: local

Agent: windows

Family: Windows

Published: 2014/01/20

Modified: 2014/07/19

Dependencies: 26201

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Low


Base Score: 2.1

Temporal Score: 1.8

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:vmware:workstation

Required KB Items: VMware/Workstation/Version, VMware/Workstation/Path

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

OSVDB: 102197

VMSA: 2014-0001