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CVE-2018-6972 Detail

Current Description

VMware ESXi (6.7 before ESXi670-201806401-BG, 6.5 before ESXi650-201806401-BG, 6.0 before ESXi600-201806401-BG and 5.5 before ESXi550-201806401-BG), Workstation (14.x before 14.1.2), and Fusion (10.x before 10.1.2) contain a denial-of-service vulnerability due to NULL pointer dereference issue in RPC handler. Successful exploitation of this issue may allow attackers with normal user privileges to crash their VMs.

Source:  MITRE
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Impact

CVSS v3.0 Severity and Metrics:

Base Score: 6.5 MEDIUM
Vector: AV:N/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:H (V3.0 legend)
Impact Score: 3.6
Exploitability Score: 2.8


Attack Vector (AV): Network
Attack Complexity (AC): Low
Privileges Required (PR): Low
User Interaction (UI): None
Scope (S): Unchanged
Confidentiality (C): None
Integrity (I): None
Availability (A): High

CVSS v2.0 Severity and Metrics:

Base Score: 4.0 MEDIUM
Vector: (AV:N/AC:L/Au:S/C:N/I:N/A:P) (V2 legend)
Impact Subscore: 2.9
Exploitability Subscore: 8.0


Access Vector (AV): Network
Access Complexity (AC): Low
Authentication (AU): Single
Confidentiality (C): None
Integrity (I): None
Availability (A): Partial
Additional Information:
Allows disruption of service

References to Advisories, Solutions, and Tools

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Hyperlink Resource
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/104884 Third Party Advisory VDB Entry
http://www.securitytracker.com/id/1041356 Third Party Advisory VDB Entry
http://www.securitytracker.com/id/1041357 Third Party Advisory VDB Entry
https://www.vmware.com/security/advisories/VMSA-2018-0018.html Patch Vendor Advisory

Technical Details

Vulnerability Type (View All)

  • NULL Pointer Dereference (CWE-476)

Known Affected Software Configurations Switch to CPE 2.2

Configuration 1 ( hide )
 cpe:2.3:a:vmware:fusion:*:*:*:*:*:mac_os_x:*:*
     Show Matching CPE(s)
 cpe:2.3:a:vmware:fusion:*:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
     Show Matching CPE(s)
From (including)
10.0
Up to (excluding)
10.1.2
 cpe:2.3:a:vmware:workstation:*:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
     Show Matching CPE(s)
From (including)
14.0
Up to (excluding)
14.1.2

Configuration 2 ( hide )
 cpe:2.3:o:vmware:esxi:*:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
     Show Matching CPE(s)
From (including)
6.7
Up to (excluding)
esxi670-201806401-bg

Configuration 3 ( hide )
 cpe:2.3:o:vmware:esxi:*:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
     Show Matching CPE(s)
From (including)
6.0
Up to (excluding)
esxi600-201806401-bg

Configuration 4 ( hide )
 cpe:2.3:o:vmware:esxi:*:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
     Show Matching CPE(s)
From (including)
5.5
Up to (excluding)
esxi550-201806401-bg

Configuration 5 ( hide )
 cpe:2.3:o:vmware:esxi:*:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
     Show Matching CPE(s)
From (including)
6.5
Up to (excluding)
esxi650-201806401-bg


Change History

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2018-6972
NVD Published Date:
07/25/2018
NVD Last Modified:
10/02/2018