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.
Published 2018-07-25 13:29:00
Updated 2022-06-02 19:20:24
Source VMware
View at NVD,   CVE.org
Vulnerability category: Memory CorruptionDenial of service

Threat overview for CVE-2018-6972

Top countries where our scanners detected CVE-2018-6972
Top open port discovered on systems with this issue 443
IPs affected by CVE-2018-6972 24,255
Threat actors abusing to this issue? Yes
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Exploit prediction scoring system (EPSS) score for CVE-2018-6972

0.25%
Probability of exploitation activity in the next 30 days EPSS Score History
~ 64 %
Percentile, the proportion of vulnerabilities that are scored at or less

CVSS scores for CVE-2018-6972

Base Score Base Severity CVSS Vector Exploitability Score Impact Score Score Source First Seen
4.0
MEDIUM AV:N/AC:L/Au:S/C:N/I:N/A:P
8.0
2.9
NIST
6.5
MEDIUM CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:H
2.8
3.6
NIST

CWE ids for CVE-2018-6972

  • A NULL pointer dereference occurs when the application dereferences a pointer that it expects to be valid, but is NULL, typically causing a crash or exit.
    Assigned by: nvd@nist.gov (Primary)

References for CVE-2018-6972

Products affected by CVE-2018-6972

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