VMware vSphere Update Manager Java Vulnerability (VMSA-2015-0003)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 83184

Synopsis

The remote host has an update manager installed that is affected by a Java Runtime Environment (JRE) vulnerability.

Description

The version of VMware vSphere Update Manager installed on the remote Windows host is 5.0 prior to Update 3d, 5.1 prior to Update 3a, 5.5 prior to Update 2e, or 6.0 prior to 6.0.0a. It is, therefore, affected by a vulnerability related to the bundled version of Oracle JRE prior to 1.7.0_76. A flaw exists in the JSSE component due to improper ChangeCipherSpec tracking during SSL/TLS handshakes. This can be exploited by a man-in-the-middle attacker to cause an unencrypted connection to be established.

Note that the application was formerly named vCenter Update Manager.

Solution

Upgrade vSphere Update Manager to 5.0 Update 3d / 5.1 Update 3a / 5.5 Update 2e / 6.0.0a or later.

See Also

https://www.vmware.com/security/advisories/VMSA-2015-0003.html

http://www.nessus.org/u?65907755

http://www.nessus.org/u?bfac928a

http://www.nessus.org/u?227f6681

http://www.nessus.org/u?7c26cddb

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 83184

File Name: vmware_vcenter_update_mgr_vmsa-2015-0003.nasl

Version: 1.4

Type: local

Agent: windows

Family: Windows

Published: 2015/05/01

Updated: 2018/11/15

Dependencies: 66908

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 4

Temporal Score: 3.1

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:POC/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:vmware:vcenter_update_manager, cpe:/a:vmware:vsphere_update_manager

Required KB Items: installed_sw/VMware vCenter Update Manager

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2015/04/30

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2015/01/20

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-6593

BID: 72169

VMSA: 2015-0003