VMware ESX WebWorks Help Multiple XSS (VMSA-2009-0017) (remote check)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 89118


The remote host is missing a security-related patch.


The remote VMware ESX host is missing a security-related patch. It is, therefore, affected by multiple cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerabilities in WebWorks Help due to improper sanitization of user-supplied input to unspecified parameters or to messages used in topic links. A remote attacker can exploit these to inject arbitrary script code or HTML into the user's browser session.


Apply the appropriate patch according to the vendor advisory that pertains to ESX version 4.0.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 89118

File Name: vmware_VMSA-2009-0017_remote.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.2 $

Type: remote

Family: Misc.

Published: 2016/03/03

Modified: 2016/03/04

Dependencies: 57396

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 4.3

Temporal Score: 3.6

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:F/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/o:vmware:esx

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2009/12/15

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2009/12/15

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2009-3731

BID: 37346

OSVDB: 61306, 61308, 61049, 61305, 61307

VMSA: 2009-0017

CWE: 79