ESXi 5.1 < Build 2323231 glibc Library Multiple Vulnerabilities (remote check)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 80037
SynopsisThe remote VMware ESXi 5.1 host is affected by multiple vulnerabilities.
DescriptionThe remote VMware ESXi host is version 5.1 prior to build 2323231. 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 improper validation of 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 improper validation of user input. A remote attacker can cause a denial of service by triggering a large number of domain conversions. (CVE-2013-1914)
SolutionApply patch ESXi510-201412101-SG for ESXi 5.1.