VMware vSphere Data Protection Private SSH Key Authentication Bypass (VMSA-2016-0024)

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Synopsis :

A virtualization appliance installed on the remote host is affected by
an authentication bypass vulnerability.

Description :

The version of VMware vSphere Data Protection installed on the remote
host is 5.5.x / 5.8.x / 6.0.x / 6.1.x. It is, therefore, affected by
an authentication bypass vulnerability due to the use of an SSH
private key that has a known password and which is configured to allow
key-based authentication. A remote attacker can exploit this to gain
root login access via an SSH session.

See also :


Solution :

Apply the appropriate patch according to the vendor advisory.

Risk factor :

Critical / CVSS Base Score : 10.0

Family: Misc.

Nessus Plugin ID: 96338 ()

Bugtraq ID: 94990

CVE ID: CVE-2016-7456

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