VMware ESX / ESXi NFC Traffic Handling DoS (VMSA-2013-0011) (remote check)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 89667


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 a denial of service vulnerability in the Network File Copy (NFC) protocol due to improper handling of specially crafted NFC traffic. A man-in-the-middle attacker can exploit this to cause an unhandled exception and application crash, resulting in a denial of service condition.


Apply the appropriate patch according to the vendor advisory that pertains to ESX version 4.0 / 4.1 or ESXi version 4.0 / 4.1.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 89667

File Name: vmware_esx_VMSA-2013-0011_remote.nasl

Version: 1.8

Type: remote

Family: Misc.

Published: 3/4/2016

Updated: 9/24/2019

Supported Sensors: Nessus

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Low

Score: 3.6


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 4.3

Temporal Score: 3.2

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

Vulnerability Information

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

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 8/29/2013

Vulnerability Publication Date: 8/29/2013

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2013-1661

BID: 62077

VMSA: 2013-0011