VMware vCenter Multiple Vulnerabilities (VMSA-2015-0008)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 87592
SynopsisThe remote host has a virtualization management application installed that is affected by multiple vulnerabilities.
DescriptionThe 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.
SolutionUpgrade 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.