Executive Summary

NameCVE-2018-6978First vendor Publication2018-12-18
VendorCveLast vendor Modification2019-02-06

Security-Database Scoring CVSS v2

Cvss vector : (AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
Cvss Base Score7.2Attack RangeLocal
Cvss Impact Score10Attack ComplexityLow
Cvss Expoit Score3.9AuthenticationNone Required
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vRealize Operations (7.x before, 6.7.x before and 6.6.x before contains a local privilege escalation vulnerability due to improper permissions of support scripts. Admin user of the vROps application with shell access may exploit this issue to elevate the privileges to root on a vROps machine. Note: the admin user (non-sudoer) should not be confused with root of the vROps machine.

Original Source

Url : http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2018-6978

CWE : Common Weakness Enumeration

100 %CWE-264Permissions, Privileges, and Access Controls

Sources (Detail)

BID http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/106242
CONFIRM https://www.vmware.com/security/advisories/VMSA-2018-0031.html

Alert History

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2019-02-06 21:19:18
  • Multiple Updates
2018-12-19 17:19:07
  • Multiple Updates
2018-12-19 00:19:27
  • First insertion