VMware ESX / ESXi Multiple Vulnerabilities (VMSA-2011-0008) (remote check)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 89677


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 :

- A directory traversal vulnerability exists that allows a remote attacker to read arbitrary files. (CVE-2011-0426)

- An information disclosure vulnerability exists due to insecure storage of SOAP sesion IDs in a log file. A local attacker can exploit this to disclose administrative user IDs. (CVE-2011-1788)

- A digital signature verification weakness exists in the self-extracting installer in the vSphere Client Installer package. A remote attacker can exploit this to spoof the software distribution via a Trojan horse installer. (CVE-2011-1789)


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

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 89677

File Name: vmware_VMSA-2011-0008_remote.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.2 $

Type: remote

Family: Misc.

Published: 2016/03/04

Modified: 2016/03/07

Dependencies: 57396

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 3.7

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#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 Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2011/05/05

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2011/05/05

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2011-0426, CVE-2011-1788, CVE-2011-1789

BID: 47735, 47742, 47744

OSVDB: 72178, 72179, 73866

VMSA: 2011-0008