ESXi 6.5 < Build 5224529 Multiple Vulnerabilities (VMSA-2017-0006) (remote check)

High Nessus Plugin ID 99131

Synopsis

The remote VMware ESXi 6.5 host is affected by multiple vulnerabilities.

Description

The version of the remote VMware ESXi 6.5 host is prior to build 5224529. It is, therefore, affected by multiple vulnerabilities :

- A stack memory initialization flaw exists that allows an attacker on the guest to execute arbitrary code on the host. (CVE-2017-4903)

- 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.
(CVE-2017-4905)

Solution

Apply patch ESXi650-201703410-SG according to the vendor advisory.

See Also

https://www.vmware.com/security/advisories/VMSA-2017-0006.html

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 99131

File Name: vmware_esxi_6_5_build_5224529_remote.nasl

Version: 1.6

Type: remote

Family: Misc.

Published: 2017/03/31

Updated: 2018/11/15

Dependencies: 57396

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 8.3

Temporal Score: 6.1

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 9.6

Temporal Score: 8.3

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:U/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: x-cpe:/o:vmware:esxi:6.5

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2017/03/28

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2017/03/17

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-4903, CVE-2017-4904, CVE-2017-4905

BID: 97160, 97164, 97165

VMSA: 2017-0006

IAVB: 2017-B-0038