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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   VMware ESXi Vendors:   VMware
VMware ESXi RPC NULL Pointer Dereference Lets Local Users on a Guest System Cause Denial of Service Conditions on the Guest System
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1039367
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1039367
CVE Reference:   CVE-2017-4925   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Sep 15 2017
Impact:   Denial of service via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  

Description:   A vulnerability was reported in VMware ESXi. A local user on the guest system can cause denial of service conditions on the guest system.

A local user on the guest system can issue a specially crafted RPC request to trigger a null pointer dereference and cause the guest system to crash.

Zhang Haitao reported this vulnerability.

Impact:   A local user on the guest system can the guest system to crash.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fix.

6.5: ESXi650-201707101-SG
6.0: ESXi600-201706101-SG
5.5: ESXi550-201709101-SG

The vendor advisory is available at:

https://www.vmware.com/security/advisories/VMSA-2017-0015.html

Vendor URL:  www.vmware.com/security/advisories/VMSA-2017-0015.html (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error

Message History:   None.


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