VMware vSphere Replication Oracle JRE JMX Deserialization RCE (VMSA-2016-0005)
Critical Nessus Plugin ID 91457
SynopsisThe remote host is a virtualization appliance that is affected by a remote code execution vulnerability.
DescriptionThe VMware vSphere Replication running on the remote host is version 5.6.x prior to 220.127.116.11, 5.8.x prior to 18.104.22.168, 6.0.x prior to 22.214.171.124, or 6.1.x prior to 6.1.1. It is, therefore, affected by a remote code execution vulnerability in the Oracle JRE JMX component due to a flaw related to the deserialization of authentication credentials. An unauthenticated, remote attacker can exploit this to execute arbitrary code.
Note that vSphere Replication is only affected if its vCloud Tunneling Agent is running, and it is not enabled by default.
SolutionUpgrade to VMware vSphere Replication version 126.96.36.199 / 188.8.131.52 / 184.108.40.206 / 6.1.1 or later.