Remte code execution in VMware GemFire and VMware Tanzu GemFire for VMs

Published: 2020-08-03
Risk Medium
Patch available YES
Number of vulnerabilities 1
CVE-ID CVE-2019-11286
Exploitation vector Network
Public exploit N/A
Vulnerable software
VMware GemFire
Server applications / Other server solutions

VMware Tanzu GemFire for VMs
Server applications / Virtualization software

Vendor VMware, Inc

Security Bulletin

This security bulletin contains one medium risk vulnerability.

1) Input validation error

EUVDB-ID: #VU33000

Risk: Medium


CVE-ID: CVE-2019-11286

CWE-ID: CWE-20 - Improper input validation

Exploit availability: No


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

The vulnerability exists due to insufficient validation of user-supplied input in the JMX service. A remote authenticated attacker can request against the service with a crafted set of credentials and execute arbitrary code on the target system.


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Vulnerable software versions

VMware GemFire: 9.7.0 - 9.9.0

VMware Tanzu GemFire for VMs: 1.8.0 - 1.10.0

CPE2.3 External links

Q & A

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