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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   VMware ESXi Vendors:   VMware
VMware ESX SLPD Bug Lets Remote Users Deny Service
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1025168
SecurityTracker URL:
CVE Reference:   CVE-2010-3609   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Mar 8 2011
Impact:   Denial of service via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 4.0, 4.1
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in VMware ESX. A remote user can cause denial of service conditions.

A remote user can send specially crafted data to cause the target Service Location Protocol daemon (SLPD) to enter an infinite loop and consume excessive CPU resources.

Nicolas Gregoire and US CERT reported this vulnerability.

[Editor's note: OpenSLP is also affected.]

Impact:   A remote user can consume excessive CPU resources.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fix.

ESXi 4.1: ESXi410-201101201-SG
ESXi 4.0: ESXi400-201103401-SG
ESX 4.1: ESX410-201101201-SG
ESX 4.0: ESX400-201103401-SG

The vendor's advisory is available at:

Vendor URL: (Links to External Site)
Cause:   State error

Message History:   None.

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