VMware vCloud Director 5.5.x < / 5.6.x < / 8.0.x < JMX Deserialization RCE (VMSA-2016-0005)

critical Nessus Plugin ID 91828


A virtualization appliance installed on the remote host is affected by a remote code execution vulnerability.


The version of VMware vCloud Director installed on the remote host is 5.5.x prior to, 5.6.x prior to, or 8.0.x prior to It is, therefore, affected by a flaw in the bundled Oracle JRE JMX subcomponent due to deserializing any class when deserializing authentication credentials. An unauthenticated, remote attacker can exploit this to execute arbitrary code.


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Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 91828

File Name: vmware_vcloud_director_vmsa-2016-0005.nasl

Version: 1.6

Type: local

Agent: unix

Family: Misc.

Published: 6/24/2016

Updated: 10/25/2021

Supported Sensors: Nessus Agent

Risk Information

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2016-3427


Risk Factor: High

Score: 8.1


Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 10

Temporal Score: 7.4

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

Temporal Vector: E:U/RL:OF/RC:C


Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 9

Temporal Score: 7.8

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:H/PR:N/UI:N/S:C/C:H/I:H/A:H

Temporal Vector: E:U/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:vmware:vcloud_director

Required KB Items: Host/VMware vCloud Director/Version, Host/VMware vCloud Director/Build

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 5/17/2016

Vulnerability Publication Date: 4/19/2016

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-3427

VMSA: 2016-0005