Disclosure Date: October 20, 2020 (last updated November 17, 2020)
OpenSLP as used in VMware ESXi (7.0 before ESXi_7.0.1-0.0.16850804, 6.7 before ESXi670-202010401-SG, 6.5 before ESXi650-202010401-SG) has a use-after-free issue. A malicious actor residing in the management network who has access to port 427 on an ESXi machine may be able to trigger a use-after-free in the OpenSLP service resulting in remote code execution.
**NOTE**: VMware issued a patch for the patch on 2020-11-04. The advisory URL — https://www.vmware.com/security/advisories/VMSA-2020-0023.html — did not change.