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

low Nessus Plugin ID 72041


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


The installed version of VMware Workstation 9.x is prior to 9.0.1. 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 Workstation 9.0.1 or later.

Plugin Details

Severity: Low

ID: 72041

File Name: vmware_workstation_linux_9_0_1.nasl

Version: 1.7

Type: local

Agent: unix

Family: General

Published: 1/20/2014

Updated: 9/21/2020

Supported Sensors: Nessus Agent, Nessus

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 4.0


Risk Factor: Low

Base Score: 3.3

Temporal Score: 2.4

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2014-1208

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:vmware:workstation

Required KB Items: Host/VMware Workstation/Version

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 11/6/2012

Vulnerability Publication Date: 1/16/2014

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-1208

BID: 64994

VMSA: 2014-0001