VMSA-2016-0023 : VMware ESXi updates address a cross-site scripting issue

medium Nessus Plugin ID 96084
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Synopsis

The remote VMware ESXi host is missing a security-related patch.

Description

a. Host Client stored cross-site scripting issue

The ESXi Host Client contains a vulnerability that may allow for stored cross-site scripting (XSS). The issue can be introduced by an attacker that has permission to manage virtual machines through ESXi Host Client or by tricking the vSphere administrator to import a specially crafted VM. The issue may be triggered on the system from where ESXi Host Client is used to manage the specially crafted VM.

VMware advises not to import VMs from untrusted sources.

VMware would like to thank Caleb Watt (@calebwatt15) for reporting this issue to us.

The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the identifier CVE-2016-7463 to this issue.

Solution

Apply the missing patch.

See Also

http://lists.vmware.com/pipermail/security-announce/2016/000361.html

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 96084

File Name: vmware_VMSA-2016-0023.nasl

Version: 3.8

Type: local

Published: 12/22/2016

Updated: 1/6/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Low

Score: 3

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Low

Base Score: 3.5

Temporal Score: 2.6

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

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

CVSS v3

Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5.4

Temporal Score: 4.7

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/o:vmware:esxi:5.5, cpe:/o:vmware:esxi:6.0

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/VMware/release, Host/VMware/version

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 12/20/2016

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-7463

VMSA: 2016-0023