Remote code execution in VMware View Planner

Published: 2021-03-03
Risk High
Patch available YES
Number of vulnerabilities 1
CVE ID CVE-2021-21978
Exploitation vector Network
Public exploit Public exploit code for vulnerability #1 is available.
Vulnerable software
VMware View Planner
Web applications / Remote management & hosting panels

Vendor VMware, Inc

Security Advisory

This security advisory describes one high risk vulnerability.

1) Improper Authorization

Risk: High

CVSSv3.1: 9.1 [CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H/E:F/RL:O/RC:C] [PCI]

CVE-ID: CVE-2021-21978

CWE-ID: CWE-285 - Improper Authorization

Exploit availability: Yes


The vulnerability allows a remote attacker to compromise the affected system.

The vulnerability exists due to missing authorization within the View Planner Harness feature in logupload web application. A remote non-authenticated attacker can upload and execute arbitrary file on the system.

Successful exploitation of the vulnerability may allow an attacker to execute arbitrary code within the logupload container.


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Vulnerable software versions

VMware View Planner: 4.6

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. However, a fully functional exploit for this vulnerability is available.