VMware ESX / ESXi Multiple Vulnerabilities (VMSA-2014-0002)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 87674
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The remote VMware ESX / ESXi host is missing a security-related patch.


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

- Multiple integer overflow conditions exist in the glibc package in file malloc/malloc.c. An unauthenticated, remote attacker can exploit these to cause heap memory corruption by passing large values to the pvalloc(), valloc(), posix_memalign(), memalign(), or aligned_alloc() functions, resulting in a denial of service. (CVE-2013-4332)

- A distributed denial of service (DDoS) vulnerability exists in the NTP daemon due to improper handling of the 'monlist' command. A remote attacker can exploit this, via a forged request to an affected NTP server, to cause an amplified response to the intended target of the DDoS attack. (CVE-2013-5211)


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 / 5.5.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 87674

File Name: vmware_VMSA-2014-0002_remote.nasl

Version: 1.5

Type: remote

Family: Misc.

Published: 12/30/2015

Updated: 1/6/2021

Dependencies: vmware_vsphere_detect.nbin

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.1


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 3.9

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

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

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, cpe:/o:vmware:esxi:5.5

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 12/4/2014

Vulnerability Publication Date: 4/29/2010

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2013-4332, CVE-2013-5211

BID: 62324, 64692

VMSA: 2014-0002

CERT: 348126