|Title||- VMware Photon OS OVA default public ssh key|
|Name||VMSA-2016-0012||First vendor Publication||2016-08-15|
|Vendor||VMware||Last vendor Modification||2016-08-15|
Security-Database Scoring CVSS v2
|Cvss vector : (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)|
|Cvss Base Score||9.3||Attack Range||Network|
|Cvss Impact Score||10||Attack Complexity||Medium|
|Cvss Expoit Score||8.6||Authentication||None Required|
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a. VMware Photon OS OVA default public ssh key
A public ssh key used in the Photon OS build environment was inadvertently left in the original Photon OS 1.0 OVAs. This issue would have allowed anyone with the corresponding private key to access any Photon OS system built from the original 1.0 OVAs.
The issue was discovered internally and the original OVAs have been replaced by updated OVAs. All instances of the corresponding private key have been deleted within VMware.
Customers that have downloaded a Photon OS 1.0 OVA before August 14, 2016 should review the Photon OS OVAs release notes for the workaround or should download a new OVA and replace all existing instances with new instances built from the updated Photon OS 1.0 OVAs.
This issue is only present in the original Photon OS 1.0 OVAs and is not present in other Photon OS deliverables.
The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the identifier CVE-2016-5333 to this issue.
Column 5 of the following table lists the action required to remediate the vulnerability in each release, if a solution is available.
|Url : http://www.vmware.com/security/advisories/VMSA-2016-0012.html|
CWE : Common Weakness Enumeration
|100 %||CWE-798||Use of Hard-coded Credentials (CWE/SANS Top 25)|
CPE : Common Platform Enumeration
Nessus® Vulnerability Scanner
|2016-02-15||Name : The remote OracleVM host is missing one or more security updates.|
File : oraclevm_OVMSA-2016-0012.nasl - Type : ACT_GATHER_INFO