VMware Security Updates for vCenter Server (VMSA-2014-0008)

critical Nessus Plugin ID 77728
New! Plugin Severity Now Using CVSS v3

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


The VMware vCenter Server installed on the remote host is version 5.0 prior to Update 3c, 5.1 prior to Update 3, or 5.5 prior to Update 2.
It is, therefore, affected by multiple vulnerabilities in third party libraries :

- The bundled version of Apache Struts contains a code execution flaw. Note that 5.0 Update 3c only addresses this vulnerability. (CVE-2014-0114)

- The bundled tc-server / Apache Tomcat contains multiple vulnerabilities. (CVE-2013-4590, CVE-2013-4322, and CVE-2014-0050)

- The bundled version of Oracle JRE is prior to 1.7.0_55 and thus is affected by multiple vulnerabilities. Note that this only affects version 5.5 of vCenter.


Upgrade to VMware vCenter Server 5.5u2 (5.5.0 build-2001466) / 5.1u3 (5.1.0 build-2306353) / 5.0u3c (5.0.0 build-2210222) or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 77728

File Name: vmware_vcenter_vmsa-2014-0008.nasl

Version: 1.12

Type: remote

Family: Misc.

Published: 9/17/2014

Updated: 11/15/2018

Dependencies: vmware_vcenter_detect.nbin

Risk Information


Risk Factor: High

Score: 8.8


Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 10

Temporal Score: 8.3

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

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

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: 9/9/2014

Vulnerability Publication Date: 10/24/2013

Exploitable With

Metasploit (Apache Struts ClassLoader Manipulation Remote Code Execution)

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2013-4322, CVE-2013-4590, CVE-2013-6629, CVE-2013-6954, CVE-2014-0050, CVE-2014-0114, CVE-2014-0429, CVE-2014-0432, CVE-2014-0446, CVE-2014-0449, CVE-2014-0451, CVE-2014-0452, CVE-2014-0453, CVE-2014-0454, CVE-2014-0455, CVE-2014-0456, CVE-2014-0457, CVE-2014-0458, CVE-2014-0459, CVE-2014-0460, CVE-2014-0461, CVE-2014-1876, CVE-2014-2397, CVE-2014-2401, CVE-2014-2402, CVE-2014-2403, CVE-2014-2409, CVE-2014-2412, CVE-2014-2413, CVE-2014-2414, CVE-2014-2420, CVE-2014-2421, CVE-2014-2423, CVE-2014-2427, CVE-2014-2428

BID: 63676, 64493, 65400, 65568, 65767, 65768, 66856, 66866, 66870, 66873, 66877, 66879, 66881, 66883, 66887, 66891, 66893, 66894, 66897, 66898, 66899, 66902, 66903, 66905, 66907, 66909, 66910, 66911, 66914, 66915, 66916, 66917, 66918, 66919, 67121

VMSA: 2014-0008