VMware vCenter Multiple Vulnerabilities (VMSA-2015-0008)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 87592
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The remote host has a virtualization management application installed that is affected by multiple vulnerabilities.


The VMware vCenter Server installed on the remote host is affected by the following vulnerabilities :

- An XML external entity (XXE) injection flaw exists in Flex BlazeDS in the file flex-messaging-core.jar due to an incorrectly configured XML parser accepting XML external entities from untrusted sources. A remote attacker can exploit this, via a specially crafted AMF message containing an XML external entity declaration in conjunction with an entity reference, to read arbitrary files and thus gain access to potentially sensitive information. (CVE-2015-3269)

- A server-side request forgery (SSRF) vulnerability exists in Flex BlazeDS. A remote attacker can exploit this, via a crafted XML document, to direct HTTP traffic to intranet servers, thus bypassing access restrictions and allowing further host-based attacks to be conducted.


Upgrade to VMware vCenter Server version 5.5u3 (5.5.0 build-3000241) / 5.1u3b (5.1.0 build-3070521) / 5.0u3e (5.0.0 build-3073236) or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 87592

File Name: vmware_vcenter_vmsa-2015-0008.nasl

Version: 1.5

Type: remote

Family: Misc.

Published: 12/22/2015

Updated: 11/22/2019

Dependencies: vmware_vcenter_detect.nbin

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 4.4


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 3.9

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

Temporal Vector: E:POC/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: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 11/18/2015

Vulnerability Publication Date: 8/18/2015

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2015-3269, CVE-2015-5255

BID: 76394, 77626

VMSA: 2015-0008