VMware ESX / ESXi Multiple Vulnerabilities (VMSA-2012-0011) (remote check)

2016-02-29T00:00:00
ID VMWARE_VMSA-2012-0011_REMOTE.NASL
Type nessus
Reporter This script is Copyright (C) 2016-2018 Tenable Network Security, Inc.
Modified 2020-08-02T00:00:00

Description

The remote VMware ESX / ESXi host is affected by multiple vulnerabilities :

  • A remote code execution vulnerability exists due to improper sanitization of user-supplied input. A remote attacker can exploit this, via a specially crafted checkpoint file, to corrupt memory, resulting in a denial of service condition or the execution of arbitrary code on the host OS. (CVE-2012-3288)

  • A denial of service vulnerability exists due to improper handling of traffic originating from mobile virtual devices. A remote attacker can exploit this to crash the guest OS. (CVE-2012-3289)

                                        
                                            #
# (C) Tenable Network Security, Inc.
#

include("compat.inc");

if (description)
{
  script_id(89036);
  script_version("1.3");
  script_cvs_date("Date: 2018/08/06 14:03:16");

  script_cve_id("CVE-2012-3288", "CVE-2012-3289");
  script_bugtraq_id(53996);
  script_xref(name:"VMSA", value:"2012-0011");

  script_name(english:"VMware ESX / ESXi Multiple Vulnerabilities (VMSA-2012-0011) (remote check)");
  script_summary(english:"Checks the ESX / ESXi version and build number.");

  script_set_attribute(attribute:"synopsis", value:
"The remote VMware ESX / ESXi host is missing a security-related patch.");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"description", value:
"The remote VMware ESX / ESXi host is affected by multiple
vulnerabilities :

  - A remote code execution vulnerability exists due to
    improper sanitization of user-supplied input. A remote
    attacker can exploit this, via a specially crafted
    checkpoint file, to corrupt memory, resulting in a
    denial of service condition or the execution of
    arbitrary code on the host OS. (CVE-2012-3288)

  - A denial of service vulnerability exists due to
    improper handling of traffic originating from mobile
    virtual devices. A remote attacker can exploit this to
    crash the guest OS. (CVE-2012-3289)");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"see_also", value:"http://www.vmware.com/security/advisories/VMSA-2012-0011.html");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"solution", value:
"Apply the appropriate patch according to the vendor advisory that
pertains to ESX version 3.5 / 4.0 / 4.1 or ESXi version 3.5 / 4.0 /
4.1 / 5.0.");
  script_set_cvss_base_vector("CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C");
  script_set_cvss_temporal_vector("CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"exploitability_ease", value:"No known exploits are available");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"exploit_available", value:"false");

  script_set_attribute(attribute:"plugin_type", value:"remote");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"cpe:/o:vmware:esx");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"cpe:/o:vmware:esxi");

  script_set_attribute(attribute:"vuln_publication_date", value:"2012/06/14");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"patch_publication_date", value:"2012/06/14");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"plugin_publication_date", value:"2016/02/29");

  script_end_attributes();

  script_category(ACT_GATHER_INFO);
  script_copyright(english:"This script is Copyright (C) 2016-2018 Tenable Network Security, Inc.");
  script_family(english:"Misc.");

  script_dependencies("vmware_vsphere_detect.nbin");
  script_require_keys("Host/VMware/version", "Host/VMware/release");
  script_require_ports("Host/VMware/vsphere");

  exit(0);
}

include("audit.inc");
include("global_settings.inc");
include("misc_func.inc");

version = get_kb_item_or_exit("Host/VMware/version");
release = get_kb_item_or_exit("Host/VMware/release");
port    = get_kb_item_or_exit("Host/VMware/vsphere");

# Version + build map
# https://kb.vmware.com/selfservice/microsites/search.do?language=en_US&cmd=displayKC&externalId=1014508
fixes = make_array();
# https://kb.vmware.com/selfservice/microsites/search.do?language=en_US&cmd=displayKC&externalId=2021017
fixes["ESX 3.5"]  = 725354;
# https://kb.vmware.com/selfservice/microsites/search.do?language=en_US&cmd=displayKC&externalId=2021018
fixes["ESXi 3.5"] = 725354;
fixes["ESX 4.0"]  = 721907;
fixes["ESXi 4.0"] = 721907;
fixes["ESX 4.1"]  = 721871;
fixes["ESXi 4.1"] = 721871;
fixes["ESXi 5.0"] = 721882;

matches = eregmatch(pattern:'^VMware (ESXi?).*build-([0-9]+)$', string:release);
if (empty_or_null(matches))
  exit(1, 'Failed to extract the ESX / ESXi build number.');

type  = matches[1];
build = int(matches[2]);

fixed_build = fixes[version];

if (!isnull(fixed_build) && build < fixed_build)
{
  padding = crap(data:" ", length:8 - strlen(type)); # Spacing alignment
 
  report = '\n  ' + type + ' version' + padding + ': ' + version +
           '\n  Installed build : ' + build +
           '\n  Fixed build     : ' + fixed_build +
           '\n';

  security_report_v4(extra:report, port:port, severity:SECURITY_HOLE);
}
else
  audit(AUDIT_INST_VER_NOT_VULN, "VMware " + version + " build " + build);