VMSA-2014-0002 : VMware vSphere updates to third-party libraries

medium Nessus Plugin ID 72958
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The remote VMware ESXi / ESX host is missing one or more security-related patches.


a. DDoS vulnerability in NTP third-party libraries

The NTP daemon has a DDoS vulnerability in the handling of the 'monlist' command. An attacker may send a forged request to a vulnerable NTP server resulting in an amplified response to the intended target of the DDoS attack. Mitigation

Mitigation for this issue is documented in VMware Knowledge Base article 2070193. This article also documents when vSphere products are affected.

The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CVE-2013-5211 to this issue.

b. Update to ESXi glibc package

The ESXi glibc package is updated to version glibc-2.5-118.el5_10.2 to resolve a security issue.

The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CVE-2013-4332 to this issue.

c. vCenter and Update Manager, Oracle JRE 1.7 Update 45 Oracle JRE is updated to version JRE 1.7 Update 45, which addresses multiple security issues that existed in earlier releases of Oracle JRE.

Oracle has documented the CVE identifiers that are addressed in JRE 1.7.0 update 45 in the Oracle Java SE Critical Patch Update Advisory of October 2013. The References section provides a link to this advisory.


Apply the missing patches.

See Also


Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 72958

File Name: vmware_VMSA-2014-0002.nasl

Version: 1.18

Type: local

Published: 3/12/2014

Updated: 1/6/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.1


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 3.9

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

Temporal Vector: E:POC/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, cpe:/o:vmware:esxi:5.5

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 3/11/2014

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2013-4332, CVE-2013-5211

BID: 61310, 62324, 63079, 63082, 63089, 63095, 63098, 63101, 63102, 63103, 63106, 63110, 63111, 63112, 63115, 63118, 63120, 63121, 63122, 63124, 63126, 63127, 63128, 63129, 63130, 63131, 63132, 63133, 63134, 63135, 63136, 63137, 63139, 63140, 63141, 63142, 63143, 63144, 63145, 63146, 63147, 63148, 63149, 63150, 63151, 63152, 63153, 63154, 63155, 63156, 63157, 63158, 64692

VMSA: 2014-0002