VMware Security Updates for vCenter Server (VMSA-2014-0006)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 76457


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


The version of VMware vCenter installed on the remote host is prior to 5.0 Update 3a, 5.1 Update 2a, or 5.5 Update 1b. It is, therefore, affected by multiple OpenSSL vulnerabilities :

- An error exists in the function 'ssl3_read_bytes' that could allow data to be injected into other sessions or allow denial of service attacks. Note this issue is only exploitable if 'SSL_MODE_RELEASE_BUFFERS' is enabled. (CVE-2010-5298)

- An error exists in the function 'do_ssl3_write' that could allow a NULL pointer to be dereferenced leading to denial of service attacks. Note this issue is exploitable only if 'SSL_MODE_RELEASE_BUFFERS' is enabled. (CVE-2014-0198)

- An unspecified error exists that could allow an attacker to cause usage of weak keying material leading to simplified man-in-the-middle attacks.

- An unspecified error exists related to anonymous ECDH cipher suites that could allow denial of service attacks. Note this issue only affects OpenSSL TLS clients. (CVE-2014-3470)


Upgrade to VMware vCenter Server 5.0U3a, 5.1U2a, or 5.5U1b.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 76457

File Name: vmware_vcenter_vmsa-2014-0006.nasl

Version: 1.7

Type: remote

Family: Misc.

Published: 7/10/2014

Updated: 11/26/2019

Supported Sensors: Nessus

Risk Information


Risk Factor: High

Score: 7.7


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5.8

Temporal Score: 4.8

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2014-0224

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:vmware:vcenter_server

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 7/3/2014

Vulnerability Publication Date: 6/10/2014

Exploitable With

Core Impact

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2010-5298, CVE-2014-0198, CVE-2014-0224, CVE-2014-3470

BID: 66801, 67193, 67898, 67899

CERT: 978508

VMSA: 2014-0006