VMware vCenter Update Manager prior 4.0 Default Configuration config

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A vulnerability was found in VMware vCenter Update Manager (Server Management Software) and classified as problematic. Affected by this issue is an unknown part of the component Default Configuration. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a config vulnerability. Using CWE to declare the problem leads to CWE-16. Impacted is confidentiality. CVE summarizes:

The default configuration of the HTTP server in Jetty in vSphere Update Manager in VMware vCenter Update Manager 4.0 before Update 4 and 4.1 before Update 2 allows remote attackers to conduct directory traversal attacks and read arbitrary files via unspecified vectors, a related issue to CVE-2009-1523.

The weakness was presented 11/18/2011 by Alexey Sintsov (Website). The advisory is shared for download at vmware.com. This vulnerability is handled as CVE-2011-4404. The exploitation is known to be easy. The attack may be launched remotely. No form of authentication is required for exploitation. Technical details are unknown but a public exploit is available. The MITRE ATT&CK project declares the attack technique as T1592.004.

A public exploit has been developed by Alexey Sintsov and been published 3 days after the advisory. The exploit is available at exploit-db.com. It is declared as highly functional. The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 56958 (VMware vCenter Update Manager Directory Traversal (VMSA-2011-0014)), which helps to determine the existence of the flaw in a target environment. It is assigned to the family CGI abuses. The commercial vulnerability scanner Qualys is able to test this issue with plugin 121532 (VMware vCenter Update Manager Directory Traversal Vulnerability (VMSA-2011-0014)).

Upgrading to version 4.0 eliminates this vulnerability.

The vulnerability is also documented in the databases at X-Force (71356), Tenable (56958) and Exploit-DB (18138). See VDB-106184, VDB-114610, VDB-114628 and VDB-128030 for similar entries.






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Class: Config

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Access: Public
Status: Highly functional
Author: Alexey Sintsov
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Nessus ID: 56958
Nessus Name: VMware vCenter Update Manager Directory Traversal (VMSA-2011-0014)
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MetaSploit ID: vmware_update_manager_traversal.rb
MetaSploit Name: VMWare Update Manager 4 Directory Traversal
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Vendor: vmware.com

Advisory: vmware.com
Researcher: Alexey Sintsov
Status: Confirmed
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CVE: CVE-2011-4404 (🔍)

X-Force: 71356
Vulnerability Center: 33943 - VMware vCenter Update Manager Default HTTP Configuration Allows Remote Directory Traversal, Medium
SecurityFocus: 50723 - Jetty Web Server Directory Traversal Vulnerability

scip Labs: https://www.scip.ch/en/?labs.20060413
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Created: 03/23/2015 04:50 PM
Updated: 11/26/2021 03:43 PM
Changes: 03/23/2015 04:50 PM (65), 04/05/2017 02:58 PM (16), 11/26/2021 03:37 PM (4), 11/26/2021 03:43 PM (1)
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