VMware vCenter Server 5.5.x < 5.5u3d / 6.0.x < 6.0u2 Client Integration Plugin Session Hijacking (VMSA-2016-0004)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 90710
SynopsisA virtualization management application installed on the remote host is affected by a session hijacking vulnerability.
DescriptionThe version of VMware vCenter Server installed on the remote host is 5.5.x prior to 5.5u3d or 6.0.x prior to 6.0u2. It is, therefore, affected by a flaw in the VMware Client Integration Plugin due to a failure to handle session content in a secure manner. A remote attacker can exploit this, by convincing a user to visit a malicious web page, to conduct a session hijacking attack. It can also be exploited to carry out a man-in-the-middle attack.
SolutionUpgrade to VMware vCenter Server version 5.5u3d (5.5.0 build-3721164) / 6.0u2 (6.0.0 build-3634788) or later.