VMware ESX / ESXi NFC and Third-Party Libraries Multiple Vulnerabilities (VMSA-2013-0003) (remote check)

critical Nessus Plugin ID 89663
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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 :

- Java Runtime Environment (JRE)
- Network File Copy (NFC) Protocol
- OpenSSL


Apply 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.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 89663

File Name: vmware_esx_VMSA-2013-0003_remote.nasl

Version: 1.12

Type: remote

Family: Misc.

Published: 3/4/2016

Updated: 9/24/2019

Dependencies: vmware_vsphere_detect.nbin

Risk Information

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2012-1531


Risk Factor: Critical

Score: 9.8


Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 10

Temporal Score: 8.7

Vector: AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

Temporal Vector: E:H/RL:OF/RC:C


Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 9.8

Temporal Score: 9.4

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H

Temporal Vector: E:H/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

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

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2/21/2013

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2/21/2013

Exploitable With


Core Impact

Metasploit (Java Applet Method Handle Remote Code Execution)

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2012-1531, CVE-2012-1532, CVE-2012-1533, CVE-2012-2110, CVE-2012-3143, CVE-2012-3159, CVE-2012-3216, CVE-2012-4416, CVE-2012-5067, CVE-2012-5068, CVE-2012-5069, CVE-2012-5070, CVE-2012-5071, CVE-2012-5072, CVE-2012-5073, CVE-2012-5074, CVE-2012-5075, CVE-2012-5076, CVE-2012-5077, CVE-2012-5078, CVE-2012-5079, CVE-2012-5080, CVE-2012-5081, CVE-2012-5082, CVE-2012-5083, CVE-2012-5084, CVE-2012-5085, CVE-2012-5086, CVE-2012-5087, CVE-2012-5088, CVE-2012-5089, CVE-2013-1659

BID: 53158, 55501, 56025, 56033, 56039, 56043, 56046, 56051, 56054, 56055, 56056, 56057, 56058, 56059, 56061, 56063, 56065, 56066, 56067, 56068, 56070, 56071, 56072, 56075, 56076, 56078, 56079, 56080, 56081, 56082, 56083, 58115

VMSA: 2013-0003