ESXi 5.5 < Build 1980513 glibc Library Multiple Vulnerabilities (remote check)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 78108

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VPR Score: 3.6

Synopsis

The remote VMware ESXi 5.5 host is affected by multiple vulnerabilities.

Description

The 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)

Solution

Apply patch ESXi550-201409101-SG for ESXi 5.5.

See Also

http://lists.vmware.com/pipermail/security-announce/2014/000260.html

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 78108

File Name: vmware_esxi_5_5_build_2068190_remote.nasl

Version: 1.6

Type: remote

Family: Misc.

Published: 2014/10/09

Updated: 2018/08/06

Dependencies: 57396

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

VPR Score: 3.6

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 3.7

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/o:vmware:esxi

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

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2014/09/09

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2013/01/29

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2013-0242, CVE-2013-1914

BID: 57638, 58839

VMSA: 2014-0008