VMware vSphere Data Protection Certificate Validation (VMSA-2015-0002)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 81315
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VPR Score: 3.7


The remote host has a virtualization appliance installed that is affected by a certificate validation vulnerability.


The version of VMware vSphere Data Protection installed on the remote host is 5.1.x / 5.5.x prior to 5.5.9, or 5.8.x prior to 5.8.1. It is, therefore, affected by a certificate validation vulnerability that allows man-in-the-middle (MitM) attacks.


Upgrade to VMware vSphere Data Protection 5.5.9 / 5.8.1 or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 81315

File Name: vmware_vsphere_data_protection_vmsa-2015-0002.nasl

Version: 1.10

Type: local

Family: Misc.

Published: 2/12/2015

Updated: 11/15/2018

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

VPR Score: 3.7

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 4.3

Temporal Score: 3.2

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

Temporal Vector: E:U/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:vmware:vsphere_data_protection

Required KB Items: Host/vSphere Data Protection/Version

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 1/29/2015

Vulnerability Publication Date: 1/29/2015

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-4632

BID: 72367