VMware vCenter Server Appliance 6.5 < 6.5 U1d Local Privilege Escalation (VMSA-2017-0021)

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Synopsis :

A virtualization appliance installed on the remote host is affected by a
local privilege escalation vulnerability.

Description :

The version of VMware vCenter Server Appliance installed on the remote
host is 6.5 prior to 6.5 Update 1d (6.5 U1d). It is, therefore, affected by
a local privilege escalation vulnerability in the 'showlog' plugin.

See also :

https://www.vmware.com/security/advisories/VMSA-2017-0021.html

Solution :

Upgrade to VMware vCenter Server Appliance 6.5 Update 1d (6.5 U1d) or
later.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.2
(CVSS2#AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
CVSS Temporal Score : 5.3
(CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Misc.

Nessus Plugin ID: 105514 ()

Bugtraq ID: 102242

CVE ID: CVE-2017-4943

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