VMware NSX Bash Environment Variable Command Injection (VMSA-2014-0010) (Shellshock)

critical Nessus Plugin ID 78826


The remote host is affected by a command injection vulnerability.


The version of VMware NSX installed on the remote host is 4.x prior to 4.0.5 / 4.1.4 / 4.2.1 or 6.x prior to 6.0.7 / 6.1.1. It is, therefore, affected by a command injection vulnerability in GNU Bash known as Shellshock, which is due to the processing of trailing strings after function definitions in the values of environment variables. This allows a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code via environment variable manipulation depending on the configuration of the system.


Upgrade to VMware NSX version 4.0.5 / 4.1.4 / 4.2.1 / 6.0.7 / 6.1.1 or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 78826

File Name: vmware_nsx_vmsa_2014_0010.nasl

Version: 1.19

Type: local

Family: Misc.

Published: 11/3/2014

Updated: 12/5/2022

Supported Sensors: Nessus

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Critical

Score: 9.4


Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 10

Temporal Score: 8.7

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2014-7187

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:vmware:nsx

Required KB Items: Host/VMware NSX/Product, Host/VMware NSX/Version, Host/VMware NSX/Build

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 9/30/2014

Vulnerability Publication Date: 9/24/2014

CISA Known Exploited Vulnerability Due Dates: 7/28/2022

Exploitable With

Core Impact

Metasploit (CUPS Filter Bash Environment Variable Code Injection (Shellshock))

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-6271, CVE-2014-6277, CVE-2014-6278, CVE-2014-7169, CVE-2014-7186, CVE-2014-7187

BID: 70103, 70137, 70152, 70154, 70165, 70166

CERT: 252743

IAVA: 2014-A-0142

VMSA: 2014-0010