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Vulnerability Details : CVE-2012-1516

The VMX process in VMware ESXi 3.5 through 4.1 and ESX 3.5 through 4.1 does not properly handle RPC commands, which allows guest OS users to cause a denial of service (memory overwrite and process crash) or possibly execute arbitrary code on the host OS via vectors involving data pointers.
Publish Date : 2012-05-04 Last Update Date : 2019-09-27
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- CVSS Scores & Vulnerability Types

CVSS Score
Confidentiality Impact Complete (There is total information disclosure, resulting in all system files being revealed.)
Integrity Impact Complete (There is a total compromise of system integrity. There is a complete loss of system protection, resulting in the entire system being compromised.)
Availability Impact Complete (There is a total shutdown of the affected resource. The attacker can render the resource completely unavailable.)
Access Complexity Low (Specialized access conditions or extenuating circumstances do not exist. Very little knowledge or skill is required to exploit. )
Authentication ???
Gained Access None
Vulnerability Type(s) Denial Of ServiceExecute CodeOverflow
CWE ID 119

- Related OVAL Definitions

Title Definition Id Class Family
VMware host memory overwrite vulnerability (data pointers) oval:org.mitre.oval:def:16810 windows
VMware Workstation, Player, ESXi and ESX patches address critical security issues oval:org.mitre.oval:def:20601 unix
OVAL (Open Vulnerability and Assessment Language) definitions define exactly what should be done to verify a vulnerability or a missing patch. Check out the OVAL definitions if you want to learn what you should do to verify a vulnerability.

- Products Affected By CVE-2012-1516

# Product Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
1 OS Vmware ESX 3.5 Update1 * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
2 OS Vmware ESX 3.5 Update3 * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
3 OS Vmware ESX 3.5 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
4 OS Vmware ESX 3.5 Update2 * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
5 OS Vmware ESX 4.0 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
6 OS Vmware ESX 4.1 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
7 OS Vmware Esxi 3.5 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
8 OS Vmware Esxi 3.5 1 * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
9 OS Vmware Esxi 4.0 1 * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
10 OS Vmware Esxi 4.0 3 * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
11 OS Vmware Esxi 4.0 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
12 OS Vmware Esxi 4.0 4 * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
13 OS Vmware Esxi 4.0 2 * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
14 OS Vmware Esxi 4.1 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities

- Number Of Affected Versions By Product

Vendor Product Vulnerable Versions
Vmware ESX 6
Vmware Esxi 8

- References For CVE-2012-1516
XF vmware-esxserver-rpc-priv-esc(75373) CONFIRM
OVAL oval:org.mitre.oval:def:16810
SECTRACK 1027018
BID 53369 VMware Multiple Products Multiple Memory Corruption Privilege Escalation Vulnerabilities Release Date:2012-08-17

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2012-1516

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