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vulnerability bulletin CVE-2013-5970

VMware ESX, ESXi: denial of service via hostd-vmdb

Synthesis of the vulnerability

An attacker can modify the management traffic of VMware ESX/ESXi, in order to trigger a denial of service in hostd-vmdb.
Impacted products: ESX, ESXi, VMware vSphere, VMware vSphere Hypervisor.
Severity: 2/4.
Creation date: 18/10/2013.
Identifiers: BID-63216, CERTA-2013-AVI-454, CVE-2013-5970, ESX400-201305001, ESX400-201305401-SG, ESX410-201307001, ESX410-201307401-SG, ESX410-201307403-SG, ESX410-201307404-SG, ESX410-201307405-SG, ESXi400-201305001, ESXi400-201305401-SG, ESXi410-201307001, ESXi410-201307401-SG, ESXi500-201310101-SG, VIGILANCE-VUL-13618, VMSA-2013-0009, VMSA-2013-0012.

Description of the vulnerability

The vmware-hostd service is used to administer an ESX/ESXi server.

However, an attacker can modify the management traffic of VMware ESX/ESXi, in order to trigger a denial of service in hostd-vmdb.

Technical details are unknown.
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