Weak password requirements in VMware SD-WAN Orchestrator

Published: 2020-11-20
Risk Medium
Patch available NO
Number of vulnerabilities 1
CVE ID CVE-2020-4001
Exploitation vector Local network
Public exploit N/A
Vulnerable software
SD-WAN Orchestrator
Server applications / Virtualization software

Vendor VMware, Inc

Security Advisory

This security advisory describes one medium risk vulnerability.

1) Weak password requirements

Risk: Medium

CVSSv3.1: 3.6 [CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:N/E:U/RL:U/RC:C]

CVE-ID: CVE-2020-4001

CWE-ID: CWE-521 - Weak Password Requirements

Exploit availability: No


The vulnerability allows an attacker to gain unauthorized access to the system.

The vulnerability exists due to the same salt is used in conjunction with the default password of predefined accounts on freshly installed systems allowing for for Pass-the-Hash-Attacks. That same system could be accessed by an attacker using the default password for the predefined account.


Cybersecurity Help is currently unaware of any official solution to address this vulnerability.

Vulnerable software versions

SD-WAN Orchestrator: 3.1.1, 3.1.2, 3.2.1, 3.2.2, 3.3.0, 3.3.1, 3.3.2, 3.3.2 3.3.2-GA-20201103, 3.4.0, 3.4.1, 3.4.2, 3.4.3, 3.4.4, 3.4.4 R344-20201103-GA, 4.0.0, 4.0.0 R400-20201111-GA, 4.0.1, 4.0.1 R401-20201111-GA, 4.1.0, 4.1.0 R410-20201028-GA

CPE External links


Q & A

Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?

Yes. This vulnerability can be exploited by a remote non-authenticated attacker via the Internet.

Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?

No. We are not aware of malware exploiting this vulnerability.