Remote 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-2020-5396
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) Configuration

EUVDB-ID: #VU32997

Risk: Medium


CVE-ID: CVE-2020-5396

CWE-ID: CWE-16 - Configuration

Exploit availability: No


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

The vulnerability exixts due to a JMX service contains an insecure default configuration. A remote authenticated attacker can create an MLet mbean and execute arbitrary code on the target system. 


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Vulnerable software versions

VMware GemFire: 9.7.0 - 9.9.1

VMware Tanzu GemFire for VMs: 1.10.0 - 1.11.0

CPE2.3 External links

Q & A

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