CVE-2021-22015

high
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Description

The vCenter Server contains multiple local privilege escalation vulnerabilities due to improper permissions of files and directories. An authenticated local user with non-administrative privilege may exploit these issues to elevate their privileges to root on vCenter Server Appliance.

References

https://www.vmware.com/security/advisories/VMSA-2021-0020.html

Details

Source: MITRE

Published: 2021-09-23

Updated: 2021-09-27

Type: CWE-269

Risk Information

CVSS v2

Base Score: 7.2

Vector: AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

Impact Score: 10

Exploitability Score: 3.9

Severity: HIGH

CVSS v3

Base Score: 7.8

Vector: CVSS:3.1/AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H

Impact Score: 5.9

Exploitability Score: 1.8

Severity: HIGH

Tenable Plugins

View all (3 total)

IDNameProductFamilySeverity
153547VMware vCenter Server < 6.5 U3q Multiple Vulnerabilities (VMSA-2021-0020)NessusMisc.
high
153545VMware vCenter Server < 7.0 U2c Multiple Vulnerabilities (VMSA-2021-0020)NessusMisc.
high
153544VMware vCenter Server < 6.7 Multiple Vulnerabilities (VMSA-2021-0020)NessusMisc.
high