VMware ESX / ESXi Multiple Vulnerabilities (VMSA-2012-0011) (remote check)
High Nessus Plugin ID 89036
SynopsisThe remote VMware ESX / ESXi host is missing a security-related patch.
DescriptionThe remote VMware ESX / ESXi host is affected by multiple vulnerabilities :
- A remote code execution vulnerability exists due to improper sanitization of user-supplied input. A remote attacker can exploit this, via a specially crafted checkpoint file, to corrupt memory, resulting in a denial of service condition or the execution of arbitrary code on the host OS. (CVE-2012-3288)
- A denial of service vulnerability exists due to improper handling of traffic originating from mobile virtual devices. A remote attacker can exploit this to crash the guest OS. (CVE-2012-3289)
SolutionApply the appropriate patch according to the vendor advisory that pertains to ESX version 3.5 / 4.0 / 4.1 or ESXi version 3.5 / 4.0 / 4.1 / 5.0.