VMware ESX / ESXi Multiple Vulnerabilities (VMSA-2012-0016) (remote check)

high Nessus Plugin ID 89039


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


The remote VMware ESX / ESXi host is missing a security-related patch.
It is, therefore, affected by multiple vulnerabilities, including remote code execution vulnerabilities, in several components and third-party libraries :

- bind
- expat
- nspr and nss
- python
- vSphere API


Apply the appropriate patch according to the vendor advisory that pertains to ESX version 4.1 or ESXi version 4.1.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 89039

File Name: vmware_VMSA-2012-0016_remote.nasl

Version: 1.6

Type: remote

Family: Misc.

Published: 2/29/2016

Updated: 1/6/2021

Supported Sensors: Nessus

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.2


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 8.5

Temporal Score: 7

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2012-1667

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/o:vmware:esx, cpe:/o:vmware:esxi

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 11/15/2012

Vulnerability Publication Date: 11/15/2012

Exploitable With

Core Impact

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2011-4940, CVE-2011-4944, CVE-2012-0441, CVE-2012-0876, CVE-2012-1033, CVE-2012-1148, CVE-2012-1150, CVE-2012-1667, CVE-2012-3817, CVE-2012-5703

BID: 51239, 51898, 52379, 52732, 53772, 54083, 54658, 56571

VMSA: 2012-0016