VMware vCenter Server Appliance Unspecified XSS (VMSA-2014-0012)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 79863


The remote host has a virtualization appliance installed that is affected by a cross-site scripting vulnerability.


The version of VMware vCenter Server Appliance installed on the remote host is 5.1 prior to Update 3. It is, therefore, affected by an unspecified cross-site scripting vulnerability. A remote attacker can exploit this by means of a specially crafted URL or malicious web page, which can result in the execution of arbitrary script code.


Upgrade to VMware vCenter Server Appliance 5.1 Update 3 or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 79863

File Name: vmware_vcenter_server_appliance_vmsa-2014-0012.nasl

Version: 1.9

Type: local

Family: Misc.

Published: 12/12/2014

Updated: 9/26/2019

Supported Sensors: Nessus

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Low

Score: 3.0


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 4.3

Temporal Score: 3.2

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

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 Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 12/4/2014

Vulnerability Publication Date: 12/4/2014

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-3797

BID: 71492

CWE: 20, 442, 629, 711, 712, 722, 725, 74, 750, 751, 79, 800, 801, 809, 811, 864, 900, 928, 931, 990

VMSA: 2014-0012