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Remote code execution in VMware Cloud Director

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

Vendor VMware, Inc

Security Advisory

This security advisory describes one high risk vulnerability.

1) Code Injection

Severity: High

CVSSv3: 7.9 [CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H/E:P/RL:O/RC:C] [PCI]

CVE-ID: CVE-2020-3956

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

Exploit availability: Yes [Search exploit]


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.


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Vulnerable software versions

VMware Cloud Director: -

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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.