VMware vSphere Replication Bash Environment Variable Command Injection Vulnerability (VMSA-2014-0010) (Shellshock)

critical Nessus Plugin ID 78771


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


The VMware vSphere Replication installed on the remote host is version 5.1.x prior to, 5.5.x prior to, 5.6.x prior to, or 5.8.x prior to It is, therefore, affected by a command injection vulnerability in GNU Bash known as Shellshock, which is due to the processing of trailing strings after function definitions in the values of environment variables. This allows a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code via environment variable manipulation depending on the configuration of the system


Upgrade to vSphere Replication / / / or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 78771

File Name: vmware_vsphere_replication_vmsa_2014_0010.nasl

Version: 1.18

Type: local

Family: Misc.

Published: 10/31/2014

Updated: 12/5/2022

Supported Sensors: Nessus

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Critical

Score: 9.4


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-2014-7187

Vulnerability Information

CPE: x-cpe:/a:vmware:vsphere_replication

Required KB Items: Host/VMware vSphere Replication/Version

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 9/30/2014

Vulnerability Publication Date: 9/24/2014

CISA Known Exploited Vulnerability Due Dates: 7/28/2022

Exploitable With

Core Impact

Metasploit (CUPS Filter Bash Environment Variable Code Injection (Shellshock))

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-6271, CVE-2014-6277, CVE-2014-6278, CVE-2014-7169, CVE-2014-7186, CVE-2014-7187

BID: 70103, 70137, 70152, 70154, 70165, 70166

CERT: 252743

IAVA: 2014-A-0142

VMSA: 2014-0010