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VMware VirtualCenter User Account Disclosure

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Release Date:  2008-08-13    Views:  6,328

Secunia Advisory SA31468

Where:

From local network

Impact:

Exposure of system information

Solution Status:

Vendor Patch

CVE Reference(s):

Description


A security issue has been reported in VMware VirtualCenter, which can be exploited by malicious users to disclose certain system information.

The security issue is caused due to the VirtualCenter backend service not correctly checking permissions when performing certain actions. This can be exploited to e.g. disclose user names of system accounts.

The security issue is reported in version 2.0.2 prior Update 5 and 2.5 prior Update 2. Other versions may also be affected.


Solution:
Update to a fixed version.

Further details available to Secunia VIM customers

Provided and/or discovered by:
Brett Moore of Insomnia Security

Original Advisory:
VMware VMSA-2008-0012:
http://www.vmware.com/security/advisories/VMSA-2008-0012.html

Insomnia Security:
http://www.insomniasec.com/advisories/ISVA-080812.1.htm

Deep Links:
Links available to Secunia VIM customers

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Please provide information about patches, mitigating factors, new versions, exploits, faulty patches, links, and other relevant data by posting comments to this Advisory. You can also send this information to vuln@secunia.com

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