ESXi 5.1 < Build 1743201 Multiple Vulnerabilities (remote check)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 81084


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: $Revision: 1.4 $

Type: remote

Family: Misc.

Published: 2015/01/29

Modified: 2017/06/12

Dependencies: 57396

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 6.4

Temporal Score: 5.6

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:ND/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: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2014/04/29

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2010/04/29

Reference Information

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

BID: 64692, 72336, 72338

OSVDB: 101576, 117669, 117671

CERT: 348126

VMSA: 2014-0002, 2015-0001