Last Updated: 2013-08-30 12:21:27 UTC
by Kevin Liston (Version: 2)
VMware recently released Security Advisorty VMSA-2013-0011 addressing an NFC protocol vulnerability affecting ESXi and EXI (CVE-2013-1661.) Details are available at https://www.vmware.com/support/support-resources/advisories/VMSA-2013-0011.html
The NFC (Near Field Communication) Protocol is used in tap-to-pay cards and sharing contacts between mobile devices. This vulnerability exposes the hypervisor to a denial-of-service.
UPDATE: NFC in this case refers to Network File Copy. Which makes a lot more sense, I was wondering how you'd tap two VMs together. Thank you sine nomine.