VMware ESX / ESXi Guest OS Local Privilege Escalation (VMSA-2013-0014) (remote check)

high Nessus Plugin ID 89669


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 privilege escalation vulnerability due to improper handling of control code in the lgtosync.sys driver. A local attacker can exploit this escalate privileges on Windows-based 32-bit guest operating systems.


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: High

ID: 89669

File Name: vmware_esx_VMSA-2013-0014_remote.nasl

Version: 1.4

Type: remote

Family: Misc.

Published: 3/4/2016

Updated: 11/15/2018

Supported Sensors: Nessus

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.0


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.9

Temporal Score: 5.8

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

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: 12/3/2013

Vulnerability Publication Date: 12/3/2013

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2013-3519

BID: 64075

VMSA: 2013-0014