|Number of vulnerabilities||1|
|CVE ID|| CVE-2016-7458
|CWE ID|| CWE-611
|Public exploit||Not available|
|Vulnerable software versions||
vSphere Client 5.5 U3d
vSphere Client 5.5 U3c
vSphere Client 5.5 U3b
|Vendor URL||VMware, Inc|
The vulnerability allows a remote attacker to obtain potentially sensitive information.
The vulnerability exists due to incorrect handling of XML requests. A remote attacker can trick the victim to connect to malicious vCenter Server or ESXi server, send to client specially crafted XML External Entity (XXE) data and obtain potentially sensitive information from victim's system.
Successful exploitation of the vulnerability may allow an attacker to obtain potentially sensitive information.Remediation
The vulnerability is fixed in vSphere Client 5.5 U3e and 6.0 U2a.
Note: in order to remediate the vulnerability, the vSphere Client should be reinstalled.External links