VMware vRealize Operations Manager ver 6.x < 6.40 Suite API CollectorHttpRelayController RelayRequest Object DiskFileItem Deserialization DoS

high Nessus Plugin ID 95441
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VPR Score: 5.1


A cloud operations management application running on the remote web server is affected by a denial of service vulnerability.


The version of VMware vRealize Operations (vROps) Manager running on the remote web server is 6.x prior to 6.40. It is, therefore, affected by a flaw in the Suite API CollectorHttpRelayController component due to improper validation of DiskFileItem objects stored in the 'relay-request' XML before attempting deserialization. An authenticated, remote attacker can exploit this issue, via a specially crafted DiskFileItem object embedded in the XML, to move or write arbitrary content to files, resulting in a denial of service condition.


Upgrade to VMware vRealize Operations Manager version 6.40 or higher.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 95441

File Name: vmware_vrealize_operations_manager_v640_deserialization.nasl

Version: 1.8

Type: remote

Family: CGI abuses

Published: 12/1/2016

Updated: 2/26/2019

Dependencies: 91340

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

VPR Score: 5.1

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2016-7462

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 5.5

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

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

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 8.5

Temporal Score: 7.4

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:vmware:vrealize_operations

Required KB Items: installed_sw/vRealize Operations Manager

Exploit Ease: No exploit is required

Patch Publication Date: 11/15/2016

Vulnerability Publication Date: 11/15/2016

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-7462

BID: 94351