Remote code execution in VMware Cloud Director



Published: 2020-05-20
Risk High
Patch available YES
Number of vulnerabilities 1
CVE-ID CVE-2020-3956
CWE-ID CWE-94
Exploitation vector Network
Public exploit Public exploit code for vulnerability #1 is available.
Vulnerable software
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VMware Cloud Director
Client/Desktop applications / Other client software

Vendor VMware, Inc

Security Bulletin

This security bulletin contains one high risk vulnerability.

1) Code Injection

EUVDB-ID: #VU28127

Risk: High

CVSSv3.1: 7.9 [CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H/E:P/RL:O/RC:C]

CVE-ID: CVE-2020-3956

CWE-ID: CWE-94 - Improper Control of Generation of Code ('Code Injection')

Exploit availability: Yes

Description

The vulnerability allows a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code on the target system.

The vulnerability exists due to improper input validation. A remote authenticated attacker can send a specially crafted request and execute arbitrary code on the target system.

Successful exploitation of this vulnerability may result in complete compromise of vulnerable system.

This vulnerability can be exploited through the HTML5- and Flex-based UIs, the API Explorer interface and API access.

Mitigation

Install updates from vendor's website.

Vulnerable software versions

VMware Cloud Director:


CPE2.3 External links

http://www.vmware.com/security/advisories/VMSA-2020-0010.html

Q & A

Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?

Yes. This vulnerability can be exploited by a remote authenticated user via the Internet.

Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?

No. We are not aware of malware exploiting this vulnerability. However, proof of concept for this vulnerability is available.



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