ESXi 5.5 < Build 5230635 Multiple Vulnerabilities (VMSA-2017-0006) (remote check)

High Nessus Plugin ID 99129


The remote VMware ESXi 5.5 host is affected by multiple vulnerabilities.


The version of the remote VMware ESXi 5.5 host is prior to build 5230635. It is, therefore, affected by multiple vulnerabilities :

- An unspecified flaw exists in memory initialization that allows an attacker on the guest to execute arbitrary code on the host. (CVE-2017-4904)

- An unspecified flaw exists in memory initialization that allows the disclosure of sensitive information.


Apply patch ESXi550-201703401-SG according to the vendor advisory.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 99129

File Name: vmware_esxi_5_5_build_5230635_remote.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.3 $

Type: remote

Family: Misc.

Published: 2017/03/31

Modified: 2017/08/16

Dependencies: 57396

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 8.3

Temporal Score: 6.9

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:F/RL:OF/RC:ND


Base Score: 9.6

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:A/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:C/C:H/I:H/A:H

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/o:vmware:esxi:5.5

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2017/03/28

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2017/03/17

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-4904, CVE-2017-4905

BID: 97164, 97165

OSVDB: 154021, 154022

VMSA: 2017-0006

IAVB: 2017-B-0036