VMware ESX / ESXi vSphere Client RCE (VMSA-2014-0003)

High Nessus Plugin ID 87675


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


The remote VMware ESX / ESXi host is affected by a remote code execution vulnerability in the vSphere Client versions 4.0 / 4.1 due to improper validation of updates to client files. An unauthenticated, remote attacker can exploit this, via a malicious link, to download and execute arbitrary code from an untrusted URI.


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.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 87675

File Name: vmware_VMSA-2014-0003_remote.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.3 $

Type: remote

Family: Misc.

Published: 2015/12/30

Modified: 2016/01/06

Dependencies: 57396

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 9.3

Temporal Score: 8.1

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:ND/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

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2014/04/10

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2014/04/10

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-1209

BID: 66772

OSVDB: 105726

VMSA: 2014-0003