VMware ESX and ESXi vulnerable to buffer overflow


VMware ESX and ESXi contains a buffer overflow vulnerability.

Shanon Olsson reported this vulnerability to JPCERT/CC.
JPCERT/CC coordinated with the developer under Information Security Early Warning Partnership.
CVSS Severity (What is CVSS?)

CVSS V2 Severity:
Base Metrics 7.5 (High) [IPA Score]
  • Access Vector: Network
  • Access Complexity: Low
  • Authentication: None
  • Confidentiality Impact: Partial
  • Integrity Impact: Partial
  • Availability Impact: Partial
Affected Products

  • VMware ESX 4.1 without patch ESX410-201201401-SG
  • VMware ESX 4.0 without patch ESX400-201203401-SG
  • VMware ESXi 5.0 without patch ESXi500-201203101-SG
  • VMware ESXi 4.1 without patch ESXi410-201201401-SG
  • VMware ESXi 4.0 without patch ESXi400-201203401-SG

It has been confirmed that ESX and ESXi version 5.1 are not affected.

A remote attacker may cause a denial-of-service (DoS) or execute arbitrary code.

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Vendor Information

CWE (What is CWE?)

  1. Buffer Errors(CWE-119) [IPA Evaluation]
CVE (What is CVE?)

  1. CVE-2013-3657

  1. JVN : JVN#19847770
  2. National Vulnerability Database (NVD) : CVE-2013-3657
  3. IPA SECURITY ALERTS : Security Alert for Vulnerability in VMware Products (JVN#72911629)(JVN#19847770) (in Japanese)
  4. Related Information : ESXi CIM Services Authentication Bypass and Remote Code Execution Vulnerabilities
Revision History

  • [2013/09/06]
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