VMWare Security Advisory for ESXi and ESX in openwsman

VMware has released a Security Advisory (VMSA-0008-0015) indicating it has updated the ESXi and ESX 3.5 packages to address a vulnerability in “openwsman”. This vulnerability is due to several buffer overflow conditions in the handling of HTTP basic authentication headers. Exploitation of this vulnerability may allow a remote, unauthenticated attacker to execute arbitrary code on the host running ESXi or ESX.

US-CERT encourages users and administrators to review VMware Security Advisory VMSA-0008-0015 and apply any necessary updates to help mitigate the risks.