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
CWE-ID CWE-16
Exploitation vector Network
Public exploit N/A
Vulnerable software
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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

CVSSv3.1: 7.7 [CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H/E:U/RL:O/RC:C]

CVE-ID: CVE-2020-5396

CWE-ID: CWE-16 - Configuration

Exploit availability: No

Description

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. 

Mitigation

Install updates from vendor's website.

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

http://tanzu.vmware.com/security/cve-2020-5396

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.



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