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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   VMware ESXi Vendors:   VMware
VMware ESX/ESXi NFC Protocol Implementation Flaw Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1028199
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1028199
CVE Reference:   CVE-2013-1659   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Feb 22 2013
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): ESX/ESXi 3.5, 4.0, 4.1, ESXi 5.0, 5.1
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in VMware ESX/ESXi. A remote user can execute arbitrary code on the target system.

A remote user with the ability to conduct a man-in-the-middle attack can modify Network File Copy (NFC) protocol data between the server and the client to execute arbitrary code on the target system.

Alex Chapman of Context Information Security reported this vulnerability.

Impact:   A remote user with the ability to conduct a man-in-the-middle attack can execute arbitrary code on the target system.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fix.

ESXi 5.1: ESXi510-201212101-SG
ESXi 5.0: ESXi500-201212101-SG
ESXi 4.1: ESXi410-201301401-SG
ESXi 4.0: ESXi400-201302401-SG
ESXi 3.5: ESXe350-201302401-I-SG

ESX 4.1: ESX410-201301401-SG
ESX 4.0: ESX400-201302401-SG
ESX 3.5: ESX350-201302401-SG

The vendor's advisory is available at:

http://www.vmware.com/security/advisories/VMSA-2013-0003.html

Vendor URL:  www.vmware.com/security/advisories/VMSA-2013-0003.html (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Not specified

Message History:   None.


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