National Cyber Awareness System
Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2012-1516
Original release date:05/04/2012
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.
CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector: Network exploitable
Access Complexity: Low
Authentication: Required to exploit
Impact Type:Allows unauthorized disclosure of information; Allows unauthorized modification; Allows disruption of service
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