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VMware ESXi and ESX address an NFC Protocol Unhandled Exception

VMware recently released Security Advisorty VMSA-2013-0011 addressing an NFC protocol vulnerability affecting ESXi and EXI (CVE-2013-1661.)  Details are available at

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.

Kevin Liston

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ISC Handler
Aug 30th 2013
Seems like the NFC is actually Network File Copy rather than Near Field Communication in this case.
TLA soup anyone?
NFC; Network File Copy; is a proprietary VMware protocol used to transfer virtual disk data between hosts, vCenter, and ESXi clients. Nothing to do with Near Field Communications.

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