VMware vCenter Multiple Vulnerabilities (VMSA-2012-0013)

critical Nessus Plugin ID 66806


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


The version of VMware vCenter installed on the remote host is 4.0 earlier than Update 4a, 4.1 earlier than Update 3, or 5.0 earlier than Update 2. As such, it is potentially affected by multiple vulnerabilities in the included Oracle (Sun) Java Runtime Environment.


Upgrade to VMware vCenter Server 4.0 Update 4a / 4.1 Update 3 / 5.0 Update 2 or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 66806

File Name: vmware_vcenter_vmsa-2012-0013.nasl

Version: 1.11

Type: remote

Family: Misc.

Published: 6/5/2013

Updated: 3/8/2022

Supported Sensors: Nessus

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Critical

Score: 9.9


Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 10

Temporal Score: 8.7

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2012-1725

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:vmware:vcenter_server

Required KB Items: Host/VMware/vCenter, Host/VMware/version, Host/VMware/release

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 8/30/2012

Vulnerability Publication Date: 6/12/2012

CISA Known Exploited Vulnerability Due Dates: 3/24/2022

Exploitable With


Core Impact

Metasploit (Java Applet Field Bytecode Verifier Cache Remote Code Execution)

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2011-3563, CVE-2011-5035, CVE-2012-0497, CVE-2012-0498, CVE-2012-0499, CVE-2012-0500, CVE-2012-0501, CVE-2012-0502, CVE-2012-0503, CVE-2012-0504, CVE-2012-0505, CVE-2012-0506, CVE-2012-0507, CVE-2012-1711, CVE-2012-1713, CVE-2012-1716, CVE-2012-1717, CVE-2012-1718, CVE-2012-1719, CVE-2012-1720, CVE-2012-1723, CVE-2012-1725

BID: 51194, 52009, 52011, 52012, 52013, 52014, 52015, 52016, 52017, 52018, 52019, 52020, 52161, 53946, 53947, 53949, 53950, 53951, 53952, 53954, 53956, 53960

VMSA: 2012-0013