Executive Summary

Informations
Name CVE-2012-1516 First vendor Publication 2012-05-04
Vendor Cve Last vendor Modification 2019-09-27

Security-Database Scoring CVSS v3

Cvss vector : CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:C/C:H/I:H/A:H
Overall CVSS Score 9.9
Base Score 9.9 Environmental Score 9.9
impact SubScore 6 Temporal Score 9.9
Exploitabality Sub Score 3.1
 
Attack Vector Network Attack Complexity Low
Privileges Required Low User Interaction None
Scope Changed Confidentiality Impact High
Integrity Impact High Availability Impact High
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Security-Database Scoring CVSS v2

Cvss vector : (AV:N/AC:L/Au:S/C:C/I:C/A:C)
Cvss Base Score 9 Attack Range Network
Cvss Impact Score 10 Attack Complexity Low
Cvss Expoit Score 8 Authentication Requires single instance
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Detail

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.

Original Source

Url : http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2012-1516

CWE : Common Weakness Enumeration

% Id Name
100 % CWE-119 Failure to Constrain Operations within the Bounds of a Memory Buffer

OVAL Definitions

Definition Id: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:16810
 
Oval ID: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:16810
Title: VMware host memory overwrite vulnerability (data pointers)
Description: 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.
Family: windows Class: vulnerability
Reference(s): CVE-2012-1516
Version: 4
Platform(s): Microsoft Windows 7
Microsoft Windows Server 2003
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2
Microsoft Windows Vista
Microsoft Windows XP
Product(s): VMware Workstation
VMware Player
Definition Synopsis:
Definition Id: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:20601
 
Oval ID: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:20601
Title: VMware Workstation, Player, ESXi and ESX patches address critical security issues
Description: 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.
Family: unix Class: vulnerability
Reference(s): CVE-2012-1516
Version: 4
Platform(s): VMWare ESX Server 4.1
VMWare ESX Server 4.0
VMWare ESX Server 3.5
Product(s):
Definition Synopsis:

CPE : Common Platform Enumeration

TypeDescriptionCount
Os 6
Os 8

OpenVAS Exploits

Date Description
2012-05-03 Name : VMSA-2012-0009 VMware Workstation, Player, ESXi and ESX patches address criti...
File : nvt/gb_VMSA-2012-0009.nasl

Information Assurance Vulnerability Management (IAVM)

Date Description
2012-05-03 IAVM : 2012-A-0071 - Multiple Vulnerabilities in VMware ESXi 3.5 and ESX 3.5
Severity : Category I - VMSKEY : V0032165
2012-05-03 IAVM : 2012-A-0072 - Multiple Vulnerabilities in VMware ESXi 4.0 and ESX 4.0
Severity : Category I - VMSKEY : V0032167
2012-05-03 IAVM : 2012-A-0073 - Multiple Vulnerabilities in VMware ESXi 4.1 and ESX 4.1
Severity : Category I - VMSKEY : V0032171
2012-05-03 IAVM : 2012-A-0075 - Multiple Vulnerabilities in VMware Fusion
Severity : Category I - VMSKEY : V0032174

Nessus® Vulnerability Scanner

Date Description
2016-02-29 Name : The remote VMware ESX / ESXi host is missing a security-related patch.
File : vmware_VMSA-2012-0009_remote.nasl - Type : ACT_GATHER_INFO
2013-11-13 Name : The remote VMware ESXi 5.0 host is affected by multiple security vulnerabilit...
File : vmware_esxi_5_0_build_702118_remote.nasl - Type : ACT_GATHER_INFO
2012-07-02 Name : The remote host has a virtualization application that is affected by multiple...
File : macosx_fusion_4_1_3.nasl - Type : ACT_GATHER_INFO
2012-06-11 Name : The remote VMware ESX/ESXi host is affected by multiple security vulnerabilit...
File : vmware_esx_nfs_rce.nasl - Type : ACT_GATHER_INFO
2012-05-15 Name : The remote host has a virtualization application affected by multiple vulnera...
File : vmware_player_multiple_vmsa_2012_0009.nasl - Type : ACT_GATHER_INFO
2012-05-15 Name : The remote host has a virtualization application that is affected by multiple...
File : vmware_workstation_multiple_vmsa_2012_0009.nasl - Type : ACT_GATHER_INFO
2012-05-04 Name : The remote VMware ESXi / ESX host is missing one or more security-related pat...
File : vmware_VMSA-2012-0009.nasl - Type : ACT_GATHER_INFO

Sources (Detail)

Source Url
BID http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/53369
CONFIRM http://www.vmware.com/security/advisories/VMSA-2012-0009.html
OVAL https://oval.cisecurity.org/repository/search/definition/oval%3Aorg.mitre.ova...
SECTRACK http://www.securitytracker.com/id?1027018
XF https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/75373

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