VMware vCloud Director 5.5.x < 18.104.22.168 / 5.6.x < 22.214.171.124 / 8.0.x < 126.96.36.199 JMX Deserialization RCE (VMSA-2016-0005)
Critical Nessus Plugin ID 91828
SynopsisA virtualization appliance installed on the remote host is affected by a remote code execution vulnerability.
DescriptionThe version of VMware vCloud Director installed on the remote host is 5.5.x prior to 188.8.131.52, 5.6.x prior to 184.108.40.206, or 8.0.x prior to 220.127.116.11. 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.
SolutionUpgrade to VMware vCloud Director version 18.104.22.168 / 22.214.171.124 / 126.96.36.199 or later.