VMware ESX / ESXi Multiple DoS (VMSA-2014-0001)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 87673


The remote VMware ESX / ESXi host is missing a security-related patch.


The remote VMware ESX / ESXi host is affected by multiple denial of service vulnerabilities :

- A denial of service vulnerability exists due to a NULL pointer deference flaw when handling Network File Copy (NFC) traffic. An unauthenticated, remote attacker can exploit this by intercepting and modifying the traffic between the ESX / ESXi host and the client.

- A flaw exists due to improper handling of invalid ports. An unauthenticated attacker on an adjacent network can exploit this to cause VMX processing to fail, resulting in a partial denial of service.


Apply the appropriate patch according to the vendor advisory that pertains to ESX version 4.0 / 4.1 and ESXi version 4.0 / 4.1 / 5.0 / 5.1.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 87673

File Name: vmware_VMSA-2014-0001_remote.nasl

Version: 1.5

Type: remote

Family: Misc.

Published: 12/30/2015

Updated: 1/6/2021

Supported Sensors: Nessus

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 4.0


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 4.3

Temporal Score: 3.2

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/o:vmware:esx:4.0, cpe:/o:vmware:esx:4.1, cpe:/o:vmware:esxi:4.0, cpe:/o:vmware:esxi:4.1, cpe:/o:vmware:esxi:5.0, cpe:/o:vmware:esxi:5.1

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 1/16/2014

Vulnerability Publication Date: 1/16/2014

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-1207, CVE-2014-1208

BID: 64994, 64995

VMSA: 2014-0001