VMware ESX / ESXi Multiple Vulnerabilities (VMSA-2011-0007) (remote check)

high Nessus Plugin ID 89676
New! Plugin Severity Now Using CVSS v3

The calculated severity for Plugins has been updated to use CVSS v3 by default. Plugins that do not have a CVSS v3 score will fall back to CVSS v2 for calculating severity. Severity display preferences can be toggled in the settings dropdown.


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 :

- Multiple forgery vulnerabilities exist in the bundled version of MIT Kerberos 5 (krb5). An attacker can exploit these issues to impersonate a client, escalate privileges, and disclose sensitive information.
(CVE-2010-1323, CVE-2010-1324, CVE-2010-4020, CVE-2010-4021)

- A local arbitrary code execution vulnerability exists in the Kernel in the do_anonymous_page() function due to improper separation of the stack and the heap. A local attacker can exploit this vulnerability to execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2010-2240)

- A denial of service vulnerability exists that allows a remote attacker to exhaust available sockets, preventing further connections. (CVE-2011-1785)

- A denial of service vulnerability exists in the bundled version of lsassd in Likewise Open. A remote attacker can exploit this, via an Active Directory login attempt that provides a username containing an invalid byte sequence, to cause a daemon crash. (CVE-2011-1786)


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.

See Also



Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 89676

File Name: vmware_VMSA-2011-0007_remote.nasl

Version: 1.7

Type: remote

Family: Misc.

Published: 3/4/2016

Updated: 1/6/2021

Dependencies: vmware_vsphere_detect.nbin

Risk Information

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2010-2240


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.2

Temporal Score: 5.3

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

Temporal Vector: E:U/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 Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 4/28/2011

Vulnerability Publication Date: 8/17/2010

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2010-1323, CVE-2010-1324, CVE-2010-2240, CVE-2010-4020, CVE-2010-4021, CVE-2011-1785, CVE-2011-1786

BID: 42505, 45116, 45117, 45118, 45122, 47625, 47627

VMSA: 2011-0007