VMware vCenter Multiple Vulnerabilities (VMSA-2015-0008)

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Synopsis :

The remote host has a virtualization management application installed
that is affected by multiple vulnerabilities.

Description :

The VMware vCenter Server installed on the remote host is affected by
the following vulnerabilities :

- An XML external entity (XXE) injection flaw exists in
Flex BlazeDS in the file flex-messaging-core.jar due to
an incorrectly configured XML parser accepting XML
external entities from untrusted sources. A remote
attacker can exploit this, via a specially crafted AMF
message containing an XML external entity declaration in
conjunction with an entity reference, to read arbitrary
files and thus gain access to potentially sensitive
information. (CVE-2015-3269)

- A server-side request forgery (SSRF) vulnerability exists
in Flex BlazeDS. A remote attacker can exploit this,
via a crafted XML document, to direct HTTP traffic to
intranet servers, thus bypassing access restrictions and
allowing further host-based attacks to be conducted.
(CVE-2015-5255)

See also :

https://www.vmware.com/security/advisories/VMSA-2015-0008.html

Solution :

Upgrade to VMware vCenter Server version 5.5u3 (5.5.0 build-3000241) /
5.1u3b (5.1.0 build-3070521) / 5.0u3e (5.0.0 build-3073236) or later.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N)
CVSS Temporal Score : 4.1
(CVSS2#E:F/RL:OF/RC:ND)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Misc.

Nessus Plugin ID: 87592 ()

Bugtraq ID: 76394
77626

CVE ID: CVE-2015-3269
CVE-2015-5255

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