VMware vCenter Server Appliance Multiple Vulnerabilities (VMSA-2014-0006)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 76495

Synopsis

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

Description

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

- 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)

- A buffer overflow error exists related to invalid DTLS fragment handling that could lead to execution of arbitrary code. Note this issue only affects OpenSSL when used as a DTLS client or server. (CVE-2014-0195)

- 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 error exists related to DTLS handshake handling that could lead to denial of service attacks. Note this issue only affects OpenSSL when used as a DTLS client.
(CVE-2014-0221)

- An unspecified error exists that could allow an attacker to cause usage of weak keying material leading to simplified man-in-the-middle attacks.
(CVE-2014-0224)

- 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)

Solution

Upgrade to VMware vCenter Server Appliance 5.0 Update 3a, 5.1 Update 2a, or 5.5 Update 1b.

See Also

http://www.vmware.com/security/advisories/VMSA-2014-0006.html

https://www.openssl.org/news/secadv/20140605.txt

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 76495

File Name: vmware_vcenter_server_appliance_2014-0006.nasl

Version: 1.8

Type: local

Family: Misc.

Published: 2014/07/14

Updated: 2019/11/26

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2014-0195

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 6.8

Temporal Score: 5.6

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:F/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:vmware:vcenter_server_appliance

Required KB Items: Host/VMware vCenter Server Appliance/Version, Host/VMware vCenter Server Appliance/Build

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2014/06/12

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2014/06/10

Exploitable With

Core Impact

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2010-5298, CVE-2014-0195, CVE-2014-0198, CVE-2014-0221, CVE-2014-0224, CVE-2014-3470

BID: 66801, 67193, 67898, 67899, 67900, 67901

CERT: 978508

VMSA: 2014-0006