VMware ESX Multiple Vulnerabilities (VMSA-2010-0013) (remote check)

high Nessus Plugin ID 89741
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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, including remote code execution vulnerabilities, in several third-party components and libraries :

- GNU cpio
- GNU cpio on 64-bit
- GNU tar
- Kerberos 5
- Perl
- PostgreSQL
- Safe Module for Perl Automagic Methods
- Samba smbd


Apply the appropriate patch as referenced in the vendor advisory that pertains to ESX version 3.5 / 4.0 / 4.1.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 89741

File Name: vmware_VMSA-2010-0013_remote.nasl

Version: 1.6

Type: remote

Published: 3/8/2016

Updated: 1/6/2021

Dependencies: vmware_vsphere_detect.nbin

Risk Information


Risk Factor: High

Score: 7.4


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 8.5

Temporal Score: 7

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

Temporal Vector: E:F/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: 8/31/2010

Vulnerability Publication Date: 11/7/2005

Exploitable With

Metasploit (Samba chain_reply Memory Corruption (Linux x86))

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2005-4268, CVE-2007-4476, CVE-2008-5302, CVE-2008-5303, CVE-2010-0624, CVE-2010-1168, CVE-2010-1321, CVE-2010-1447, CVE-2010-2063

BID: 12767, 16057, 26445, 38628, 40235, 40302, 40305, 40884

VMSA: 2010-0013

CWE: 119, 362