VMware ESX / ESXi Multiple Vulnerabilities (VMSA-2014-0002)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 87674
SynopsisThe remote VMware ESX / ESXi host is missing a security-related patch.
DescriptionThe 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)
SolutionApply 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.