VMware Security Updates for vCenter Server (VMSA-2015-0001) (POODLE)

High Nessus Plugin ID 81146


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 5.5 prior to Update 2d. It is, therefore, affected by multiple vulnerabilities in the included OpenSSL library :

- An error exists related to DTLS SRTP extension handling and specially crafted handshake messages that can allow denial of service attacks via memory leaks.

- An error exists related to the way SSL 3.0 handles padding bytes when decrypting messages encrypted using block ciphers in cipher block chaining (CBC) mode.
Man-in-the-middle attackers can decrypt a selected byte of a cipher text in as few as 256 tries if they are able to force a victim application to repeatedly send the same data over newly created SSL 3.0 connections. This is also known as the 'POODLE' issue. (CVE-2014-3566)

- An error exists related to session ticket handling that can allow denial of service attacks via memory leaks.

- An error exists related to the build configuration process and the 'no-ssl3' build option that allows servers and clients to process insecure SSL 3.0 handshake messages. (CVE-2014-3568)


Upgrade to VMware vCenter Server 5.5u2d (5.5.0 build-2183111) or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 81146

File Name: vmware_vcenter_vmsa-2015-0001.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.8 $

Type: remote

Family: Misc.

Published: 2015/02/03

Modified: 2016/05/24

Dependencies: 63061

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.1

Temporal Score: 6.2

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:ND/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 Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2015/01/27

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2014/10/14

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-3513, CVE-2014-3566, CVE-2014-3567, CVE-2014-3568

BID: 70574, 70584, 70585, 70586

OSVDB: 113251, 113373, 113374, 113377

CERT: 577193

VMSA: 2015-0001