ESXi 5.1 < Build 1743201 Multiple Vulnerabilities (remote check)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 81084
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The remote VMware ESXi 5.1 host is affected by multiple vulnerabilities.


The remote VMware ESXi host is version 5.1 prior to build 1743201. It is, therefore, affected by multiple vulnerabilities :

- A flaw exists in the monlist feature in NTP. A remote attacker can exploit this flaw, using a specially crafted packet to load the query function in monlist, to conduct a distributed denial of service attack.

- An unspecified privilege escalation vulnerability exists that allows an attacker to gain host OS privileges or cause a denial of service condition by modifying a configuration file. (CVE-2014-8370)

- A flaw exists in the VMware Authorization process (vmware-authd) due to improper validation of user-supplied input. A remote attacker can exploit this to cause a denial of service condition. (CVE-2015-1044)


Apply patch ESXi510-201404001 for ESXi 5.1.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 81084

File Name: vmware_esxi_5_1_build_1743201_remote.nasl

Version: 1.8

Type: remote

Family: Misc.

Published: 1/29/2015

Updated: 9/24/2019

Dependencies: vmware_vsphere_detect.nbin

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.2


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.4

Temporal Score: 5

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/o:vmware:esxi, cpe:/a:ntp:ntp

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 4/29/2014

Vulnerability Publication Date: 4/29/2010

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2013-5211, CVE-2014-8370, CVE-2015-1044

BID: 64692, 72336, 72338