VMSA-2014-0004 : VMware product updates address OpenSSL security vulnerabilities

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The remote VMware ESXi host is missing one or more security-related patches.


a. Information Disclosure vulnerability in OpenSSL third-party library

The OpenSSL library is updated to version openssl-1.0.1g to resolve multiple security issues.
The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the names CVE-2014-0076 and CVE-2014-0160 to these issues.

CVE-2014-0160 is known as the Heartbleed issue. More information on this issue may be found in the reference section.

To remediate the issue for products that have updated versions or patches available, perform these steps:

* Deploy the VMware product update or product patches
* Replace certificates per the product-specific documentation
* Reset passwords per the product-specific documentation

Section 4 lists product-specific references to installation instructions and certificate management documentation.


Apply the missing patches.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 73851

File Name: vmware_VMSA-2014-0004.nasl

Version: 1.5

Type: local

Published: 5/3/2014

Updated: 1/6/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information


Risk Factor: High

Score: 7.5


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 9.4

Temporal Score: 7.8

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

Temporal Vector: E:F/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/o:vmware:esxi:5.5, 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: 4/14/2014

Exploitable With

Core Impact

Metasploit (OpenSSL Heartbeat (Heartbleed) Information Leak)

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-0076, CVE-2014-0160

BID: 66690

VMSA: 2014-0004