VMware ESX Multiple Vulnerabilities (VMSA-2010-0007) (remote check)

critical Nessus Plugin ID 89739
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The remote VMware ESX host is missing a security-related patch.


The remote VMware ESX host is missing a security-related patch. It is, therefore, affected by multiple vulnerabilities :

- A format string flaw exists in the VMware Remote Console that allows a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code.

- A flaw exists in VMware Tools due to improper access to libraries. A remote attacker can exploit this to execute arbitrary code by convincing a Windows guest OS user into clicking on a file that is stored on a network share. (CVE-2010-1141)

- A flaw exists in VMware Tools due to improper loading of VMware programs. An attacker with access to a Windows guest OS can escalate privileges by placing a Trojan horse program at an unspecified location on the guest OS disk. (CVE-2010-1142)


Apply the appropriate patch according to the vendor advisory that pertains to ESX version 3.5 / 4.0.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 89739

File Name: vmware_VMSA-2010-0007_remote.nasl

Version: 1.4

Type: remote

Published: 3/8/2016

Updated: 1/6/2021

Dependencies: vmware_vsphere_detect.nbin

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.7


Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 10

Temporal Score: 7.8

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/o:vmware:esx

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 4/9/2010

Vulnerability Publication Date: 4/9/2010

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2009-3732, CVE-2010-1141, CVE-2010-1142

BID: 39392, 39394, 39396

VMSA: 2010-0007

EDB-ID: 12188

CWE: 134