VMware vCenter Server 5.0.x < 5.0u3e / 5.1.x < 5.1u3b / 5.5.x < 5.5u3 (Linux) / 5.5.x < 5.5u3b (Windows) / 6.0.x < 6.0.0b JMX Deserialization RCE (VMSA-2016-0005)

This script is Copyright (C) 2016 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

A virtualization management application installed on the remote host
is affected by a remote code execution vulnerability.

Description :

The version of VMware vCenter Server installed on the remote host is
5.0.x prior to 5.0u3e, 5.1.x prior to 5.1u3b, 5.5.x prior to 5.5u3
(Linux), 5.5.x prior to 5.5u3b (Windows), or 6.0.x prior to 6.0.0b.
It is, therefore, affected by a flaw in Oracle JMX when deserializing
authentication credentials. An unauthenticated, remote attacker can
exploit this to execute arbitrary code.

See also :


Solution :

Upgrade to VMware vCenter Server version 5.0u3e (5.0.0 build-3073236)
/ 5.1u3b on Linux or Windows (5.1.0 build-3070521) / 5.1u3d on Windows
(5.1.0 build-3814779) / 5.5u3 on Linux (5.5.0 build-3000241) / 5.5u3b
on Windows (5.5.0 build-3252642) / 5.5u3d on Windows (5.5.0
build-3721164) / 6.0.0b (6.0.0 build-2776510) or later.

Note that vCenter Server Windows releases 5.0 u3e, 5.1 u3b, and 5.5
u3b additionally require KB 2144428 to be applied. See VMSA-2015-0007
for details. Alternatively, versions 5.1 and 5.5 on Windows may be
fixed with their respective u3d builds.

Furthermore, remote and local exploitation of this vulnerability is
feasible on vCenter Server 6.0 and 6.0.0a for Windows. Remote
exploitation is not feasible on vCenter Server 6.0.0b (and above) for
Windows but local exploitation is. The local exploitation
vulnerability can be resolved by applying the steps of KB 2145343 to
vCenter Server version 6.0.0b (and above) for Windows.

Risk factor :

Critical / CVSS Base Score : 10.0
CVSS Temporal Score : 7.4
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Misc.

Nessus Plugin ID: 91322 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2016-3427

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