Information disclosure in VMware vCenter Server

Published: 2022-03-29 | Updated: 2022-03-30
Risk Low
Patch available YES
Number of vulnerabilities 1
CVE-ID CVE-2022-22948
Exploitation vector Local
Public exploit Public exploit code for vulnerability #1 is available.
Vulnerable software
vCenter Server
Server applications / Virtualization software

Vendor VMware, Inc

Security Bulletin

This security bulletin contains one low risk vulnerability.

1) Incorrect default permissions

EUVDB-ID: #VU61690

Risk: Low

CVSSv3.1: 3 [CVSS:3.1/AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:L/I:N/A:N/E:P/RL:O/RC:C]

CVE-ID: CVE-2022-22948

CWE-ID: CWE-276 - Incorrect Default Permissions

Exploit availability: Yes


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

The vulnerability exists due to incorrect default permissions for files. A local user with access to the system can view contents of certain files.


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Vulnerable software versions

vCenter Server: 6.5 - 7.0 U31

CPE2.3 External links

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. However, proof of concept for this vulnerability is available.