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

critical Nessus Plugin ID 79865
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Synopsis

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

Description

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.

Solution

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.

See Also

https://www.vmware.com/security/advisories/VMSA-2014-0012.html

http://lists.vmware.com/pipermail/security-announce/2014/000283.html

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

Dependencies: vmware_vcenter_detect.nbin

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.7

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 10

Temporal Score: 7.4

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

Temporal Vector: E:U/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 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