VMware ESX WebAccess Context Data XSS (VMSA-2010-0005)

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Synopsis :

An application hosted on the remote web server has a cross-site
scripting vulnerability.

Description :

The version of WebAccess hosted on the remote VMware ESX server has a
cross-site scripting vulnerability. It is possible to specify which XML
web service to use for a given session by passing a specially crafted
value to the 'view' parameter of '/ui/vmDirect.do'.

A remote attacker could exploit this by tricking a user into requesting
a maliciously crafted URL, causing all SOAP requests (including
plaintext authentication credentials) to be sent to a host that is
controlled by the attacker.

This version of ESX likely has other vulnerabilities, though Nessus has
not checked for those.

See also :

https://www.trustwave.com/spiderlabs/advisories/TWSL2010-002.txt
http://archives.neohapsis.com/archives/bugtraq/2010-03/0251.html
http://www.vmware.com/security/advisories/VMSA-2010-0005.html

Solution :

Apply the relevant patch referenced in the VMware advisory, or disable
WebAccess.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 4.3
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:N)
CVSS Temporal Score : 3.6
(CVSS2#E:F/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: CGI abuses : XSS

Nessus Plugin ID: 45414 ()

Bugtraq ID: 39106

CVE ID: CVE-2009-2277