VMware ESX Third-Party Libraries and Components Multiple Vulnerabilities (VMSA-2010-0006) (remote check)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 89738
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Synopsis

The remote VMware ESX host is missing a security-related patch.

Description

The remote VMware ESX host is missing a security-related patch. It is, therefore, affected by multiple vulnerabilities in several third-party components and libraries :

- A denial of service vulnerability exists in the ACPI Event Daemon (acpid) that allows a remote attacker to cause a consumption of CPU resources by opening a large number of UNIX sockets without closing them.
(CVE-2009-0798)

- A security bypass vulnerability exists in Samba in the acl_group_override() function when dos filemode is enabled. A remote attacker can exploit this to modify access control lists for files via vectors related to read access to uninitialized memory. (CVE-2009-1888)

- A security bypass vulnerability exists in Samba in the SMB subsystem due to improper handling of errors when resolving pathnames. An authenticated, remote attacker can exploit this to bypass intended sharing restrictions, and read, create, or modify files, in certain circumstances involving user accounts that lack home directories. (CVE-2009-2813)

- A denial of service vulnerability exists in Samba that allows authenticated, remote attackers to cause an infinite loop via an unanticipated oplock break notification reply packet. (CVE-2009-2906)

- An information disclosure vulnerability exists in Samba in mount.cifs due to improper enforcement of permissions. A local attacker can exploit this to read part of the credentials file and obtain the password by specifying the path to the credentials file and using the --verbose or -v option. (CVE-2009-2948)

Solution

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

See Also

https://www.vmware.com/security/advisories/VMSA-2010-0006

http://lists.vmware.com/pipermail/security-announce/2011/000123.html

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 89738

File Name: vmware_VMSA-2010-0006_remote.nasl

Version: 1.5

Type: remote

Published: 3/8/2016

Updated: 1/6/2021

Dependencies: vmware_vsphere_detect.nbin

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.8

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6

Temporal Score: 4.4

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

Temporal Vector: E:U/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/o:vmware:esx

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 4/1/2010

Vulnerability Publication Date: 4/21/2009

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2009-0798, CVE-2009-1888, CVE-2009-2813, CVE-2009-2906, CVE-2009-2948

BID: 34692, 36363, 36572, 36573

VMSA: 2010-0006

CWE: 264, 399