Multiple vulnerabilities in VMware vCenter Server



Published: 2021-09-21 | Updated: 2021-09-30
Risk Critical
Patch available YES
Number of vulnerabilities 19
CVE-ID CVE-2021-21991
CVE-2021-22013
CVE-2021-22020
CVE-2021-22019
CVE-2021-22018
CVE-2021-22017
CVE-2021-22016
CVE-2021-22015
CVE-2021-22014
CVE-2021-22012
CVE-2021-21992
CVE-2021-22011
CVE-2021-22010
CVE-2021-22009
CVE-2021-22008
CVE-2021-22007
CVE-2021-22006
CVE-2021-22005
CVE-2021-21993
CWE-ID CWE-264
CWE-22
CWE-20
CWE-285
CWE-79
CWE-276
CWE-94
CWE-287
CWE-400
CWE-200
CWE-434
CWE-918
Exploitation vector Network
Public exploit Public exploit code for vulnerability #8 is available.
Vulnerability #18 is being exploited in the wild.
Vulnerable software
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vCenter Server
Server applications / Virtualization software

Vendor VMware, Inc

Security Bulletin

This security bulletin contains information about 19 vulnerabilities.

1) Permissions, Privileges, and Access Controls

EUVDB-ID: #VU56791

Risk: Low

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

CVE-ID: CVE-2021-21991

CWE-ID: CWE-264 - Permissions, Privileges, and Access Controls

Exploit availability: No

Description

The vulnerability allows a local user to escalate privileges on the system.

The vulnerability exists due to the way the vCenter Server handles session tokens. A local user can escalate privileges to Administrator on the vSphere Client (HTML5) or vCenter Server vSphere Web Client (FLEX/Flash).

Mitigation

Install updates from vendor's website.

Vulnerable software versions

vCenter Server: 6.5, 6.5 U1, 6.5 U3, 6.5 U3a, 6.5 U3b, 6.5 U3c, 6.5 U3d, 6.5 U3e, 6.5 U3f, 6.5 U3g, 6.5 U3h, 6.5 U3i, 6.5 U3j, 6.5 U3k, 6.5 U3l, 6.5 U3m, 6.5 U3n, 6.5 U3o, 6.5 U3p, 6.5.0, 6.5.0a, 6.5.0b, 6.5.0c, 6.5.0d, 6.5u2c, 6.7, 6.7 U3, 6.7 U3a, 6.7 U3b, 6.7 U3c, 6.7 U3d, 6.7 U3e, 6.7 U3f, 6.7 U3g, 6.7 U3h, 6.7 U3i, 6.7 U3k, 6.7 U3l, 6.7 U3m, 6.7 U3n, 6.7.0, 6.7.0d, 7.0, 7.0 U1a, 7.0 U1b, 7.0 U1c, 7.0 U2a, 7.0 U2b

CPE2.3 External links

http://www.vmware.com/security/advisories/VMSA-2021-0020.html

Q & A

Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?

No. This vulnerability can be exploited locally. The attacker should have authentication credentials and successfully authenticate on the system.

Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?

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

2) Path traversal

EUVDB-ID: #VU56802

Risk: Medium

CVSSv3.1: 6.5 [CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:N/A:N/E:U/RL:O/RC:C]

CVE-ID: CVE-2021-22013

CWE-ID: CWE-22 - Improper Limitation of a Pathname to a Restricted Directory ('Path Traversal')

Exploit availability: No

Description

The vulnerability allows a remote attacker to perform directory traversal attacks.

The vulnerability exists due to input validation error when processing directory traversal sequences in the appliance management API. A remote non-authenticated attacker can send a specially crafted HTTP request to port 443/TCP and read arbitrary files on the system.

Mitigation

Install update from vendor's website.

Vulnerable software versions

vCenter Server: 6.5, 6.5 U1, 6.5 U3, 6.5 U3a, 6.5 U3b, 6.5 U3c, 6.5 U3d, 6.5 U3e, 6.5 U3f, 6.5 U3g, 6.5 U3h, 6.5 U3i, 6.5 U3j, 6.5 U3k, 6.5 U3l, 6.5 U3m, 6.5 U3n, 6.5 U3o, 6.5 U3p, 6.5.0, 6.5.0a, 6.5.0b, 6.5.0c, 6.5.0d, 6.5u2c

CPE2.3 External links

http://www.vmware.com/security/advisories/VMSA-2021-0020.html

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.

3) Input validation error

EUVDB-ID: #VU56809

Risk: Low

CVSSv3.1: 3.8 [CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:L/E:U/RL:O/RC:C]

CVE-ID: CVE-2021-22020

CWE-ID: CWE-20 - Improper Input Validation

Exploit availability: No

Description

The vulnerability allows a remote user to perform a denial of service (DoS) attack.

The vulnerability exists due to insufficient validation of user-supplied input in the Analytics service. A remote user can send a specially crafted request to the application and perform a denial of service (DoS) attack.

Mitigation

Install updates from vendor's website.

Vulnerable software versions

vCenter Server: 6.7, 6.7 U3, 6.7 U3a, 6.7 U3b, 6.7 U3c, 6.7 U3d, 6.7 U3e, 6.7 U3f, 6.7 U3g, 6.7 U3h, 6.7 U3i, 6.7 U3k, 6.7 U3l, 6.7 U3m, 6.7 U3n, 6.7.0, 6.7.0d, 7.0, 7.0 U1a, 7.0 U1b, 7.0 U1c, 7.0 U2a, 7.0 U2b

CPE2.3 External links

http://www.vmware.com/security/advisories/VMSA-2021-0020.html

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.

4) Input validation error

EUVDB-ID: #VU56808

Risk: Medium

CVSSv3.1: 4.6 [CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:L/E:U/RL:O/RC:C]

CVE-ID: CVE-2021-22019

CWE-ID: CWE-20 - Improper Input Validation

Exploit availability: No

Description

The vulnerability allows a remote attacker to perform a denial of service (DoS) attack.

The vulnerability exists due to insufficient validation of user-supplied input in VAPI (vCenter API) service. A remote attacker can pass specially crafted crafted jsonrpc message to port 5480/TCP and perform a denial of service (DoS) attack.

Mitigation

Install updates from vendor's website.

Vulnerable software versions

vCenter Server: 6.5, 6.5 U1, 6.5 U3, 6.5 U3a, 6.5 U3b, 6.5 U3c, 6.5 U3d, 6.5 U3e, 6.5 U3f, 6.5 U3g, 6.5 U3h, 6.5 U3i, 6.5 U3j, 6.5 U3k, 6.5 U3l, 6.5 U3m, 6.5 U3n, 6.5 U3o, 6.5 U3p, 6.5.0, 6.5.0a, 6.5.0b, 6.5.0c, 6.5.0d, 6.5u2c, 6.7, 6.7 U3, 6.7 U3a, 6.7 U3b, 6.7 U3c, 6.7 U3d, 6.7 U3e, 6.7 U3f, 6.7 U3g, 6.7 U3h, 6.7 U3i, 6.7 U3k, 6.7 U3l, 6.7 U3m, 6.7 U3n, 6.7.0, 6.7.0d, 7.0, 7.0 U1a, 7.0 U1b, 7.0 U1c, 7.0 U2a, 7.0 U2b

CPE2.3 External links

http://www.vmware.com/security/advisories/VMSA-2021-0020.html

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.

5) Permissions, Privileges, and Access Controls

EUVDB-ID: #VU56807

Risk: Medium

CVSSv3.1: 5.7 [CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:L/A:L/E:U/RL:O/RC:C]

CVE-ID: CVE-2021-22018

CWE-ID: CWE-264 - Permissions, Privileges, and Access Controls

Exploit availability: No

Description

The vulnerability allows a remote attacker to delete arbitrary files on the system.

The vulnerability exists due to improperly imposed security restrictions in a VMware vSphere Life-cycle Manager plug-in. A remote non-authenticated attacker can send a specially crafted request to port 9087/TCP and delete non critical files.

Mitigation

Install updates from vendor's website.

Vulnerable software versions

vCenter Server: 7.0, 7.0 U1a, 7.0 U1b, 7.0 U1c, 7.0 U2a, 7.0 U2b, 7.0 U2c

CPE2.3 External links

http://www.vmware.com/security/advisories/VMSA-2021-0020.html

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.

6) Improper Authorization

EUVDB-ID: #VU56806

Risk: Medium

CVSSv3.1: 6.4 [CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:L/I:L/A:L/E:U/RL:O/RC:C]

CVE-ID: CVE-2021-22017

CWE-ID: CWE-285 - Improper Authorization

Exploit availability: No

Description

The vulnerability allows a remote attacker to gain unauthorized access to the system.

The vulnerability exist due to improper implementation of URI normalization in rhttpproxy. A remote non-authenticate attacker can request a specially crafted URL, bypass rhttpproxy and access internal endpoints.

Mitigation

Install updates from vendor's website.

Vulnerable software versions

vCenter Server: 6.5, 6.5 U1, 6.5 U3, 6.5 U3a, 6.5 U3b, 6.5 U3c, 6.5 U3d, 6.5 U3e, 6.5 U3f, 6.5 U3g, 6.5 U3h, 6.5 U3i, 6.5 U3j, 6.5 U3k, 6.5 U3l, 6.5 U3m, 6.5 U3n, 6.5 U3o, 6.5 U3p, 6.5.0, 6.5.0a, 6.5.0b, 6.5.0c, 6.5.0d, 6.5u2c, 6.7, 6.7 U3, 6.7 U3a, 6.7 U3b, 6.7 U3c, 6.7 U3d, 6.7 U3e, 6.7 U3f, 6.7 U3g, 6.7 U3h, 6.7 U3i, 6.7 U3k, 6.7 U3l, 6.7 U3m, 6.7 U3n, 6.7.0, 6.7.0d

CPE2.3 External links

http://www.vmware.com/security/advisories/VMSA-2021-0020.html

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.

7) Cross-site scripting

EUVDB-ID: #VU56805

Risk: Low

CVSSv3.1: 5.3 [CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:C/C:L/I:L/A:N/E:U/RL:O/RC:C]

CVE-ID: CVE-2021-22016

CWE-ID: CWE-79 - Improper Neutralization of Input During Web Page Generation ('Cross-site Scripting')

Exploit availability: No

Description

The disclosed vulnerability allows a remote attacker to perform cross-site scripting (XSS) attacks.

The vulnerability exists due to insufficient sanitization of user-supplied data. A remote attacker can trick the victim to follow a specially crafted link and execute arbitrary HTML and script code in user's browser in context of vulnerable website.

Successful exploitation of this vulnerability may allow a remote attacker to steal potentially sensitive information, change appearance of the web page, perform phishing and drive-by-download attacks.

Mitigation

Install updates from vendor's website.

Vulnerable software versions

vCenter Server: 6.7, 6.7 U3, 6.7 U3a, 6.7 U3b, 6.7 U3c, 6.7 U3d, 6.7 U3e, 6.7 U3f, 6.7 U3g, 6.7 U3h, 6.7 U3i, 6.7 U3k, 6.7 U3l, 6.7 U3m, 6.7 U3n, 6.7.0, 6.7.0d

CPE2.3 External links

http://www.vmware.com/security/advisories/VMSA-2021-0020.html

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.

8) Incorrect default permissions

EUVDB-ID: #VU56804

Risk: Low

CVSSv3.1: 6.8 [CVSS:3.1/AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H/E:U/RL:O/RC:C]

CVE-ID: CVE-2021-22015

CWE-ID: CWE-276 - Incorrect Default Permissions

Exploit availability: Yes

Description

The vulnerability allows a local user to escalate privileges on the system.

The vulnerability exists due to incorrect default permissions for files and folders that are set by the system. A local user with access to the system can escalate privilege to root on vCenter Server Appliance.

Mitigation

Install updates from vendor's website.

Vulnerable software versions

vCenter Server: 6.5, 6.5 U1, 6.5 U3, 6.5 U3a, 6.5 U3b, 6.5 U3c, 6.5 U3d, 6.5 U3e, 6.5 U3f, 6.5 U3g, 6.5 U3h, 6.5 U3i, 6.5 U3j, 6.5 U3k, 6.5 U3l, 6.5 U3m, 6.5 U3n, 6.5 U3o, 6.5 U3p, 6.5.0, 6.5.0a, 6.5.0b, 6.5.0c, 6.5.0d, 6.5u2c, 6.7, 6.7 U3, 6.7 U3a, 6.7 U3b, 6.7 U3c, 6.7 U3d, 6.7 U3e, 6.7 U3f, 6.7 U3g, 6.7 U3h, 6.7 U3i, 6.7 U3k, 6.7 U3l, 6.7 U3m, 6.7 U3n, 6.7.0, 6.7.0d, 7.0, 7.0 U1a, 7.0 U1b, 7.0 U1c, 7.0 U2a, 7.0 U2b

CPE2.3 External links

http://www.vmware.com/security/advisories/VMSA-2021-0020.html

Q & A

Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?

No. This vulnerability can be exploited locally. The attacker should have authentication credentials and successfully authenticate on the system.

Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?

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

9) Code Injection

EUVDB-ID: #VU56803

Risk: Low

CVSSv3.1: 6.3 [CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:L/PR:H/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H/E:U/RL:O/RC:C]

CVE-ID: CVE-2021-22014

CWE-ID: CWE-94 - Improper Control of Generation of Code ('Code Injection')

Exploit availability: No

Description

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

The vulnerability exists due to improper input validation in VAMI (Virtual Appliance Management Infrastructure). A remote authenticated VAMI user can send a specially crafted request to port 5480/TCP and execute arbitrary code on the target system.


Mitigation

Install updates from vendor's website.

Vulnerable software versions

vCenter Server: 6.5, 6.5 U1, 6.5 U3, 6.5 U3a, 6.5 U3b, 6.5 U3c, 6.5 U3d, 6.5 U3e, 6.5 U3f, 6.5 U3g, 6.5 U3h, 6.5 U3i, 6.5 U3j, 6.5 U3k, 6.5 U3l, 6.5 U3m, 6.5 U3n, 6.5 U3o, 6.5 U3p, 6.5.0, 6.5.0a, 6.5.0b, 6.5.0c, 6.5.0d, 6.5u2c, 6.7, 6.7 U3, 6.7 U3a, 6.7 U3b, 6.7 U3c, 6.7 U3d, 6.7 U3e, 6.7 U3f, 6.7 U3g, 6.7 U3h, 6.7 U3i, 6.7 U3k, 6.7 U3l, 6.7 U3m, 6.7 U3n, 6.7.0, 6.7.0d, 7.0, 7.0 U1a, 7.0 U1b, 7.0 U1c, 7.0 U2a, 7.0 U2b

CPE2.3 External links

http://www.vmware.com/security/advisories/VMSA-2021-0020.html

Q & A

Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?

Yes. This vulnerability can be exploited by a remote authenticated privileged user via the Internet.

Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?

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

10) Improper Authentication

EUVDB-ID: #VU56801

Risk: Medium

CVSSv3.1: 6.5 [CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:N/A:N/E:U/RL:O/RC:C]

CVE-ID: CVE-2021-22012

CWE-ID: CWE-287 - Improper Authentication

Exploit availability: No

Description

The vulnerability allows a remote attacker to bypass authentication process.

The vulnerability exists due to missing authentication to the appliance management API. A remote non-authenticated attacker can with access to port 443/TCP can gain access to sensitive information on the system.

Mitigation

Install updates from vendor's website.

Vulnerable software versions

vCenter Server: 6.5, 6.5 U1, 6.5 U3, 6.5 U3a, 6.5 U3b, 6.5 U3c, 6.5 U3d, 6.5 U3e, 6.5 U3f, 6.5 U3g, 6.5 U3h, 6.5 U3i, 6.5 U3j, 6.5 U3k, 6.5 U3l, 6.5 U3m, 6.5 U3n, 6.5 U3o, 6.5 U3p, 6.5.0, 6.5.0a, 6.5.0b, 6.5.0c, 6.5.0d, 6.5u2c

CPE2.3 External links

http://www.vmware.com/security/advisories/VMSA-2021-0020.html

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.

11) Input validation error

EUVDB-ID: #VU56792

Risk: Medium

CVSSv3.1: 5.7 [CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:H/E:U/RL:O/RC:C]

CVE-ID: CVE-2021-21992

CWE-ID: CWE-20 - Improper Input Validation

Exploit availability: No

Description

The vulnerability allows a remote user to perform a denial of service (DoS) attack.

The vulnerability exists due to insufficient validation of user-supplied input when parsing XML data. A remote user can pass specially crafted XML data to the application and perform a denial of service (DoS) attack.

Mitigation

Install updates from vendor's website.

Vulnerable software versions

vCenter Server: 6.5, 6.5 U1, 6.5 U3, 6.5 U3a, 6.5 U3b, 6.5 U3c, 6.5 U3d, 6.5 U3e, 6.5 U3f, 6.5 U3g, 6.5 U3h, 6.5 U3i, 6.5 U3j, 6.5 U3k, 6.5 U3l, 6.5 U3m, 6.5 U3n, 6.5 U3o, 6.5 U3p, 6.5.0, 6.5.0a, 6.5.0b, 6.5.0c, 6.5.0d, 6.5u2c, 6.7, 6.7 U3, 6.7 U3a, 6.7 U3b, 6.7 U3c, 6.7 U3d, 6.7 U3e, 6.7 U3f, 6.7 U3g, 6.7 U3h, 6.7 U3i, 6.7 U3k, 6.7 U3l, 6.7 U3m, 6.7 U3n, 6.7.0, 6.7.0d, 7.0, 7.0 U1a, 7.0 U1b, 7.0 U1c, 7.0 U2a, 7.0 U2b

CPE2.3 External links

http://www.vmware.com/security/advisories/VMSA-2021-0020.html

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.

12) Improper Authentication

EUVDB-ID: #VU56800

Risk: Medium

CVSSv3.1: 6.1 [CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:H/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:L/I:L/A:H/E:U/RL:O/RC:C]

CVE-ID: CVE-2021-22011

CWE-ID: CWE-287 - Improper Authentication

Exploit availability: No

Description

The vulnerability allows a remote attacker to bypass authentication process.

The vulnerability exists due to missing authentication for an API endpoint in vCenter Server Content Library. A remote non-authenticated attacker with access to port 443/TCP can gain unauthorized access to the system and perform unauthenticated VM network setting manipulation.

Mitigation

Install updates from vendor's website.

Vulnerable software versions

vCenter Server: 6.5, 6.5 U1, 6.5 U3, 6.5 U3a, 6.5 U3b, 6.5 U3c, 6.5 U3d, 6.5 U3e, 6.5 U3f, 6.5 U3g, 6.5 U3h, 6.5 U3i, 6.5 U3j, 6.5 U3k, 6.5 U3l, 6.5 U3m, 6.5 U3n, 6.5 U3o, 6.5 U3p, 6.5.0, 6.5.0a, 6.5.0b, 6.5.0c, 6.5.0d, 6.5u2c, 6.7, 6.7 U3, 6.7 U3a, 6.7 U3b, 6.7 U3c, 6.7 U3d, 6.7 U3e, 6.7 U3f, 6.7 U3g, 6.7 U3h, 6.7 U3i, 6.7 U3k, 6.7 U3l, 6.7 U3m, 6.7 U3n, 6.7.0, 6.7.0d, 7.0, 7.0 U1a, 7.0 U1b, 7.0 U1c, 7.0 U2a, 7.0 U2b, 7.0 U2c

CPE2.3 External links

http://www.vmware.com/security/advisories/VMSA-2021-0020.html

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.

13) Resource exhaustion

EUVDB-ID: #VU56799

Risk: Medium

CVSSv3.1: 5.1 [CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:C/C:N/I:N/A:L/E:U/RL:O/RC:C]

CVE-ID: CVE-2021-22010

CWE-ID: CWE-400 - Uncontrolled Resource Consumption ('Resource Exhaustion')

Exploit availability: No

Description

The vulnerability allows a remote attacker to perform a denial of service (DoS) attack.

The vulnerability exists due to application does not properly control consumption of internal resources within the VPXD (Virtual Provisioning X Daemon) service. A remote attacker can send a secially crafted HTTP request to port 443/TCP and consume all available memory resources.

Mitigation

Install updates from vendor's website.

Vulnerable software versions

vCenter Server: 6.7, 6.7 U3, 6.7 U3a, 6.7 U3b, 6.7 U3c, 6.7 U3d, 6.7 U3e, 6.7 U3f, 6.7 U3g, 6.7 U3h, 6.7 U3i, 6.7 U3k, 6.7 U3l, 6.7 U3m, 6.7 U3n, 6.7.0, 6.7.0d, 7.0, 7.0 U1a, 7.0 U1b, 7.0 U1c, 7.0 U2a, 7.0 U2b

CPE2.3 External links

http://www.vmware.com/security/advisories/VMSA-2021-0020.html

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.

14) Resource exhaustion

EUVDB-ID: #VU56798

Risk: Medium

CVSSv3.1: 7.5 [CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:C/C:N/I:N/A:H/E:U/RL:O/RC:C]

CVE-ID: CVE-2021-22009

CWE-ID: CWE-400 - Uncontrolled Resource Consumption ('Resource Exhaustion')

Exploit availability: No

Description

The vulnerability allows a remote attacker to perform a denial of service (DoS) attack.

The vulnerability exists due to application does not properly control consumption of internal resources within the VAPI (vCenter API) service. A remote attacker can send specially crafted HTTP request to port 443/TCP and perform a denial of service (DoS) attack.

Mitigation

Install updates from vendor's website.

Vulnerable software versions

vCenter Server: 6.5, 6.5 U1, 6.5 U3, 6.5 U3a, 6.5 U3b, 6.5 U3c, 6.5 U3d, 6.5 U3e, 6.5 U3f, 6.5 U3g, 6.5 U3h, 6.5 U3i, 6.5 U3j, 6.5 U3k, 6.5 U3l, 6.5 U3m, 6.5 U3n, 6.5 U3o, 6.5 U3p, 6.5.0, 6.5.0a, 6.5.0b, 6.5.0c, 6.5.0d, 6.5u2c, 6.7, 6.7 U3, 6.7 U3a, 6.7 U3b, 6.7 U3c, 6.7 U3d, 6.7 U3e, 6.7 U3f, 6.7 U3g, 6.7 U3h, 6.7 U3i, 6.7 U3k, 6.7 U3l, 6.7 U3m, 6.7 U3n, 6.7.0, 6.7.0d, 7.0, 7.0 U1a, 7.0 U1b, 7.0 U1c, 7.0 U2a, 7.0 U2b

CPE2.3 External links

http://www.vmware.com/security/advisories/VMSA-2021-0020.html

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.

15) Information disclosure

EUVDB-ID: #VU56797

Risk: Medium

CVSSv3.1: 4.6 [CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:L/I:N/A:N/E:U/RL:O/RC:C]

CVE-ID: CVE-2021-22008

CWE-ID: CWE-200 - Information Exposure

Exploit availability: No

Description

The vulnerability allows a remote attacker to gain access to potentially sensitive information.

The vulnerability exists due to excessive data output in VAPI (vCenter API) service. A remote attacker with access to port 443/TCP can gain unauthorized access to sensitive information on the system.

Mitigation

Install updates from vendor's website.

Vulnerable software versions

vCenter Server: 6.5, 6.5 U1, 6.5 U3, 6.5 U3a, 6.5 U3b, 6.5 U3c, 6.5 U3d, 6.5 U3e, 6.5 U3f, 6.5 U3g, 6.5 U3h, 6.5 U3i, 6.5 U3j, 6.5 U3k, 6.5 U3l, 6.5 U3m, 6.5 U3n, 6.5 U3o, 6.5 U3p, 6.5.0, 6.5.0a, 6.5.0b, 6.5.0c, 6.5.0d, 6.5u2c, 6.7, 6.7 U3, 6.7 U3a, 6.7 U3b, 6.7 U3c, 6.7 U3d, 6.7 U3e, 6.7 U3f, 6.7 U3g, 6.7 U3h, 6.7 U3i, 6.7 U3k, 6.7 U3l, 6.7 U3m, 6.7 U3n, 6.7.0, 6.7.0d, 7.0, 7.0 U1a, 7.0 U1b, 7.0 U1c, 7.0 U2a, 7.0 U2b

CPE2.3 External links

http://www.vmware.com/security/advisories/VMSA-2021-0020.html

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.

16) Information disclosure

EUVDB-ID: #VU56796

Risk: Low

CVSSv3.1: 3.3 [CVSS:3.1/AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:C/C:L/I:N/A:N/E:U/RL:O/RC:C]

CVE-ID: CVE-2021-22007

CWE-ID: CWE-200 - Information Exposure

Exploit availability: No

Description

The vulnerability allows a local user to gain access to potentially sensitive information.

The vulnerability exists due to excessive data output in the Analytics service. A local user can gain unauthorized access to sensitive information on the system.

Mitigation

Install updates from vendor's website.

Vulnerable software versions

vCenter Server: 6.7, 6.7 U3, 6.7 U3a, 6.7 U3b, 6.7 U3c, 6.7 U3d, 6.7 U3e, 6.7 U3f, 6.7 U3g, 6.7 U3h, 6.7 U3i, 6.7 U3k, 6.7 U3l, 6.7 U3m, 6.7 U3n, 6.7.0, 6.7.0d, 7.0, 7.0 U1a, 7.0 U1b, 7.0 U1c, 7.0 U2a, 7.0 U2b

CPE2.3 External links

http://www.vmware.com/security/advisories/VMSA-2021-0020.html

Q & A

Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?

No. This vulnerability can be exploited locally. The attacker should have authentication credentials and successfully authenticate on the system.

Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?

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

17) Improper Authorization

EUVDB-ID: #VU56795

Risk: High

CVSSv3.1: 7.2 [CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:C/C:L/I:L/A:L/E:U/RL:O/RC:C]

CVE-ID: CVE-2021-22006

CWE-ID: CWE-285 - Improper Authorization

Exploit availability: No

Description

The vulnerability allows a remote attacker to gain unauthorized access to the system.

The vulnerability exist due to improper URI handling in reverse proxy. A remote non-authenticate attacker can send a specially crafted HTTP request to port 443/TCP and access restricted endpoints.

Mitigation

Install updates from vendor's website.

Vulnerable software versions

vCenter Server: 6.7, 6.7 U3, 6.7 U3a, 6.7 U3b, 6.7 U3c, 6.7 U3d, 6.7 U3e, 6.7 U3f, 6.7 U3g, 6.7 U3h, 6.7 U3i, 6.7 U3k, 6.7 U3l, 6.7 U3m, 6.7 U3n, 6.7.0, 6.7.0d, 7.0, 7.0 U1a, 7.0 U1b, 7.0 U1c, 7.0 U2a, 7.0 U2b

CPE2.3 External links

http://www.vmware.com/security/advisories/VMSA-2021-0020.html

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.

18) Arbitrary file upload

EUVDB-ID: #VU56794

Risk: Critical

CVSSv3.1: 8.5 [CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H/E:U/RL:O/RC:C]

CVE-ID: CVE-2021-22005

CWE-ID: CWE-434 - Unrestricted Upload of File with Dangerous Type

Exploit availability: Yes

Description

The vulnerability allows a remote attacker to compromise vulnerable system.

The vulnerability exists due to insufficient validation of file during file upload within the Analytics service. A remote non-authenticated attacker with network access to port 443/TCP can upload and execute arbitrary file on the server.

Successful exploitation of the vulnerability may results in full compromise of the affected system.

Note, we are aware of the vulnerability being exploited in the wild as of September 23.

Mitigation

Install updates from vendor's website.

Note, the vulnerability affects any version of vCenter Server 7.0 and vCenter Server 6.7 running on Virtual Appliance (e.g. vCenter Server 6.7 running on Windows is not affected).

Vulnerable software versions

vCenter Server: 6.7, 6.7 U3, 6.7 U3a, 6.7 U3b, 6.7 U3c, 6.7 U3d, 6.7 U3e, 6.7 U3f, 6.7 U3g, 6.7 U3h, 6.7 U3i, 6.7 U3k, 6.7 U3l, 6.7 U3m, 6.7 U3n, 6.7.0, 6.7.0d, 7.0, 7.0 U1a, 7.0 U1b, 7.0 U1c, 7.0 U2a, 7.0 U2b

CPE2.3 External links

http://www.vmware.com/security/advisories/VMSA-2021-0020.html
http://kb.vmware.com/s/article/85717

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.

19) Server-Side Request Forgery (SSRF)

EUVDB-ID: #VU56793

Risk: Medium

CVSSv3.1: 4.4 [CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:C/C:L/I:N/A:N/E:U/RL:O/RC:C]

CVE-ID: CVE-2021-21993

CWE-ID: CWE-918 - Server-Side Request Forgery (SSRF)

Exploit availability: No

Description

The disclosed vulnerability allows a remote user to perform SSRF attacks.

The vulnerability exists due to insufficient validation of user-supplied input. A remote user can send a specially crafted HTTP request and trick the application to initiate requests to arbitrary systems.

Successful exploitation of this vulnerability may allow a remote attacker gain access to sensitive data, located in the local network or send malicious requests to other servers from the vulnerable system.

Mitigation

Install updates from vendor's website.

Vulnerable software versions

vCenter Server: 6.5, 6.5 U1, 6.5 U3, 6.5 U3a, 6.5 U3b, 6.5 U3c, 6.5 U3d, 6.5 U3e, 6.5 U3f, 6.5 U3g, 6.5 U3h, 6.5 U3i, 6.5 U3j, 6.5 U3k, 6.5 U3l, 6.5 U3m, 6.5 U3n, 6.5 U3o, 6.5 U3p, 6.5.0, 6.5.0a, 6.5.0b, 6.5.0c, 6.5.0d, 6.5u2c, 6.7, 6.7 U3, 6.7 U3a, 6.7 U3b, 6.7 U3c, 6.7 U3d, 6.7 U3e, 6.7 U3f, 6.7 U3g, 6.7 U3h, 6.7 U3i, 6.7 U3k, 6.7 U3l, 6.7 U3m, 6.7 U3n, 6.7.0, 6.7.0d, 7.0, 7.0 U1a, 7.0 U1b, 7.0 U1c, 7.0 U2a, 7.0 U2b

CPE2.3 External links

http://www.vmware.com/security/advisories/VMSA-2021-0020.html

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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