Intrusion Prevention

VMware.vSphere.Hypervisor.ESX.RetrieveProperties.DoS

Description

This indicates an attack attempt to exploit a Denial of Service vulnerability in VMware ESX servers.
The vulnerability is due to an error when the vulnerable software handles a maliciously crafted SOAP request. A remote attacker may be able to exploit this to cause a denial of service condition on the affected system.

Affected Products

VMware vSphere Hypervisor (ESXi) v4.1

Impact

Denial of Service: Remote attackers can crash vulnerable systems.

Recommended Actions

Currently we are unaware of any vendor supplied patch or updates available for this issue.

CVE References

CVE-2012-5703