VMware vSphere Client Multiple Vulnerabilities (VMSA-2014-0006)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 76355


The remote host has a virtualization client application installed that is affected by multiple vulnerabilities.


The version of vSphere Client installed on the remote Windows host is is affected by the following vulnerabilities in the OpenSSL library :

- An error exists in the function 'ssl3_read_bytes' that could allow data to be injected into other sessions or allow denial of service attacks. Note this issue is only exploitable if 'SSL_MODE_RELEASE_BUFFERS' is enabled. (CVE-2010-5298)

- An error exists in the function 'do_ssl3_write' that could allow a NULL pointer to be dereferenced leading to denial of service attacks. Note this issue is exploitable only if 'SSL_MODE_RELEASE_BUFFERS' is enabled. (CVE-2014-0198)

- An unspecified error exists that could allow an attacker to cause usage of weak keying material leading to simplified man-in-the-middle attacks.

- An unspecified error exists related to anonymous ECDH ciphersuites that could allow denial of service attacks. Note this issue only affects OpenSSL TLS clients. (CVE-2014-3470)


Upgrade to vSphere Client 5.0 Update 3a / 5.1 Update 2a / 5.5 Update 1b or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 76355

File Name: vsphere_client_vmsa_2014-0006.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.9 $

Type: local

Agent: windows

Family: Windows

Published: 2014/07/03

Modified: 2016/12/12

Dependencies: 64558

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 6.8

Temporal Score: 5.3

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:vmware:vsphere_client

Required KB Items: SMB/VMware vSphere Client/Installed

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2014/06/12

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2014/06/12

Exploitable With

Core Impact

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2010-5298, CVE-2014-0198, CVE-2014-0224, CVE-2014-3470

BID: 66801, 67193, 67898, 67899

OSVDB: 105763, 106531, 107729, 107731

CERT: 978508

VMSA: 2014-0006