VMware Security Updates for vCenter Server (VMSA-2014-0012)

critical Nessus Plugin ID 79865


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 :

- 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.


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: 79865

File Name: vmware_vcenter_vmsa-2014-0012.nasl

Version: 1.9

Type: remote

Family: Misc.

Published: 12/12/2014

Updated: 11/15/2018

Supported Sensors: Nessus

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.7


Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 10

Temporal Score: 7.4

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:vmware:vcenter_server

Required KB Items: Host/VMware/release, Host/VMware/version, Host/VMware/vCenter

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 9/9/2014

Vulnerability Publication Date: 1/8/2014

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-0015, CVE-2014-0138, CVE-2014-0191, CVE-2014-2483, CVE-2014-2490, CVE-2014-4208, CVE-2014-4209, CVE-2014-4216, CVE-2014-4218, CVE-2014-4219, CVE-2014-4220, CVE-2014-4221, CVE-2014-4223, CVE-2014-4227, CVE-2014-4244, CVE-2014-4247, CVE-2014-4252, CVE-2014-4262, CVE-2014-4263, CVE-2014-4264, CVE-2014-4265, CVE-2014-4266, CVE-2014-4268, CVE-2014-8371

BID: 65270, 66457, 67233, 68562, 68571, 68576, 68580, 68583, 68590, 68596, 68599, 68603, 68608, 68612, 68615, 68620, 68624, 68626, 68632, 68636, 68639, 68642, 68645, 71493

VMSA: 2014-0012