ESXi 5.1 < Build 1743201 Multiple Vulnerabilities (remote check)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 81084
SynopsisThe remote VMware ESXi 5.1 host is affected by multiple vulnerabilities.
DescriptionThe 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)
SolutionApply patch ESXi510-201404001 for ESXi 5.1.