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CVE-2012-1517 Detail

Current Description

The VMX process in VMware ESXi 4.1 and ESX 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 function pointers.

Source:  MITRE
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Severity



CVSS 3.x Severity and Metrics:

NIST CVSS score
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Hyperlink Resource
http://osvdb.org/81692
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/53369
http://www.securitytracker.com/id?1027018
http://www.vmware.com/security/advisories/VMSA-2012-0009.html Vendor Advisory
https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/75374
https://oval.cisecurity.org/repository/search/definition/oval%3Aorg.mitre.oval%3Adef%3A17231

Weakness Enumeration

CWE-ID CWE Name Source
CWE-119 Improper Restriction of Operations within the Bounds of a Memory Buffer NIST  

Known Affected Software Configurations Switch to CPE 2.2

Configuration 1 ( hide )
 cpe:2.3:o:vmware:esx:4.1:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:o:vmware:esxi:4.1:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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Change History

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2012-1517
NVD Published Date:
05/04/2012
NVD Last Modified:
12/12/2017