VMware Security Updates for vCenter Server (VMSA-2014-0012)
Critical Nessus Plugin ID 79865
SynopsisThe remote host has a virtualization management application installed that is affected by multiple security vulnerabilities.
DescriptionThe 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 :
- Due to improper certificate validation when connecting to a CIM server on an ESXi host, an attacker can perform man-in-the-middle attacks. (CVE-2014-8371)
- The bundled version of Oracle JRE is prior to 1.6.0_81 and thus is affected by multiple vulnerabilities. Note that this only affects version 5.1 and 5.0 of vCenter but is only fixed in 5.1 Update 3.
SolutionUpgrade 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.