VMware vSphere Data Protection 5.5.x / 5.8.x / 6.0.x < 6.0.5 / 6.1.x < 6.1.4 Multiple Vulnerabilities (VMSA-2017-0010

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VPR Score: 6.7


A virtualization appliance installed on the remote host is affected by multiple vulnerabilities.


The version of VMware vSphere Data Protection installed on the remote host is 5.5.x, 5.8.x, or 6.0.x prior to 6.0.5, or it is 6.1.x prior to 6.1.14. It is, therefore, affected by multiple vulnerabilities :

- An unspecified flaw exists when handling Java deserialization that allows an unauthenticated, remote attacker to execute arbitrary commands on the appliance.

- An information disclosure vulnerability exists due to using a weak encryption algorithm that allows a local attacker to disclose credentials. (CVE-2017-4917)


Upgrade to VMware vSphere Data Protection version 6.0.5 / 6.1.14 or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 100717

File Name: vmware_vsphere_data_protection_vmsa-2017-0010.nasl

Version: 1.6

Type: local

Family: Misc.

Published: 6/9/2017

Updated: 11/13/2019

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

VPR Score: 6.7

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2017-4914

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 5.9

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

Temporal Vector: E:POC/RL:OF/RC:C

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 9.8

Temporal Score: 8.8

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H

Temporal Vector: E:P/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:vmware:vsphere_data_protection

Required KB Items: Host/vSphere Data Protection/Version

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 6/6/2017

Vulnerability Publication Date: 6/6/2017

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-4914, CVE-2017-4917

BID: 98936, 98939

VMSA: 2017-0010