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VPR Score: 3.6
SynopsisThe remote VMware ESXi 5.5 host is affected by multiple vulnerabilities.
DescriptionThe remote VMware ESXi host is version 5.5 prior to build 1980513. It is, therefore, affected by the following vulnerabilities in the glibc library :
- A buffer overflow flaw exists in the 'extend_buffers' function of the 'posix/regexec.c' file, due to not properly validating user input. Using a specially crafted expression, a remote attacker can cause a denial of service. (CVE-2013-0242)
- A buffer overflow flaw exists in the 'getaddrinfo' function of the '/sysdeps/posix/getaddrinfo.c' file, due to not properly validating user input. A remote attacker can cause a denial of service by triggering a large number of domain conversions. (CVE-2013-1914)
SolutionApply patch ESXi550-201409101-SG for ESXi 5.5.