VMware Cloud Director 9.1.x < / 9.5.x < / 9.7.x < / 10.0.x < Code Injection (VMSA-2020-0010)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 136746
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VPR Score: 7.4


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


The version of VMware vCloud Director installed on the remote host is 9.1.x prior to, 9.5.x prior to, 9.7.x prior to, or 10.0.x prior to It is, therefore, affected by a code injection vulnerability due to a failure to properly handle input. A remote, authenticated actor can exploit this, by sending malicious traffic to VMWare Cloud Director, in order to execute arbitrary code.

Note that Nessus has not tested for this issue but has instead relied only on the application's self-reported version number.


Upgrade to VMware vCloud Director version / / / or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 136746

File Name: vmware_cloud_director_vmsa-2020-0010.nasl

Version: 1.4

Type: local

Family: Misc.

Published: 5/21/2020

Updated: 8/14/2020

Dependencies: vmware_vcloud_director_installed.nbin

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

VPR Score: 7.4

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2020-3956

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 6.5

Temporal Score: 5.1

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

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

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 8.8

Temporal Score: 7.9

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:vmware:vcloud_director

Required KB Items: Host/VMware vCloud Director/Version, Host/VMware vCloud Director/Build

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 5/19/2020

Vulnerability Publication Date: 5/19/2020

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2020-3956

VMSA: 2020-0010

IAVA: 2020-A-0223