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: $Revision: 1.5 $

Type: remote

Family: Misc.

Published: 2016/03/04

Modified: 2016/08/16

Dependencies: 57396

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 4.3

Temporal Score: 3.7

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

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

Vulnerability Information

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

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

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2013/08/29

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2013/08/29

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2013-1661

BID: 62077

OSVDB: 96761

VMSA: 2013-0011

IAVB: 2013-B-0095, 2013-B-0096, 2013-B-0098