VMSA-2015-0007 : VMware vCenter and ESXi updates address critical security issues

high Nessus Plugin ID 86254
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The remote VMware ESXi host is missing one or more security-related patches.


The remote VMware ESXi host is affected by a remote code execution vulnerability due to a double-free error in the SLPDProcessMessage() function in OpenSLP. An unauthenticated, remote attacker can exploit this, via a crafted package, to execute arbitrary code or cause a denial of service condition.


Apply the missing patches.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 86254

File Name: vmware_VMSA-2015-0007.nasl

Version: 1.34

Type: local

Published: 10/3/2015

Updated: 1/6/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information


Risk Factor: High

Score: 7.4


Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 10

Temporal Score: 8.3

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

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


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 7

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:H

Temporal Vector: E:F/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/o:vmware:esxi:5.0, cpe:/o:vmware:esxi:5.1, cpe:/o:vmware:esxi:5.5, cpe:/o:vmware:esxi:6.0, cpe:/o:vmware:esxi:6.5, cpe:/o:vmware:esxi:6.7

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 10/1/2015

Exploitable With

Core Impact

Metasploit (Java JMX Server Insecure Configuration Java Code Execution)

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2015-1047, CVE-2015-2342, CVE-2015-5177

VMSA: 2015-0007