Advisory Details

October 2nd, 2015

VMware vCenter Server JMX RMI Remote Code Execution Vulnerability

ZDI-15-455
ZDI-CAN-2763

CVE ID CVE-2015-2342
CVSS SCORE 10, (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
AFFECTED VENDORS VMware, Inc.
AFFECTED PRODUCTS VMware Server
TREND MICRO CUSTOMER PROTECTION Trend Micro TippingPoint IPS customers are protected against this vulnerability by Digital Vaccine protection filter ID 19715. For further product information on the TippingPoint IPS: http://www.tippingpoint.com
VULNERABILITY DETAILS


This vulnerability allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code on vulnerable installations of VMware vCenter Server. Authentication is not required to exploit this vulnerability.

The specific flaw exists in the configuration of the JMX remote interface. This interface allows a remote attacker to register attacker-controlled mbeans. This vulnerability can be leveraged by an attacker to gain remote code execution under the context of SYSTEM.

ADDITIONAL DETAILS VMware, Inc. has issued an update to correct this vulnerability. More details can be found at:
https://www.vmware.com/security/advisories/VMSA-2015-0007
DISCLOSURE TIMELINE
  • 2015-04-07 - Vulnerability reported to vendor
  • 2015-10-02 - Coordinated public release of advisory
CREDIT Anonymous
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