Executive Summary

This Alert is flagged as TOP 25 Common Weakness Enumeration from CWE/SANS. For more information, you can read this.
TitleVMware ESXi updates address a cross-site scripting issue
NameVMSA-2016-0023First vendor Publication2016-12-20
VendorVMwareLast vendor Modification2016-12-20
Severity (Vendor) N/ARevisionN/A

Security-Database Scoring CVSS v2

Cvss vector : (AV:N/AC:M/Au:S/C:N/I:P/A:N)
Cvss Base Score3.5Attack RangeNetwork
Cvss Impact Score2.9Attack ComplexityMedium
Cvss Expoit Score6.8AuthenticationRequires single instance
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a. Host Client stored cross-site scripting issue

The ESXi Host Client contains a vulnerability that may allow for stored cross-site scripting (XSS). The issue can be introduced by an attacker that has permission to manage virtual machines through ESXi Host Client or by tricking the vSphere administrator to import a specially crafted VM. The issue may be triggered on the system from where ESXi Host Client is used to manage the specially crafted VM.

VMware advises not to import VMs from untrusted sources.

VMware would like to thank Caleb Watt (@calebwatt15) for reporting this issue to us.

The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the identifier CVE-2016-7463 to this issue.

Original Source

Url : http://www.vmware.com/security/advisories/VMSA-2016-0023.html

CWE : Common Weakness Enumeration

100 %CWE-79Failure to Preserve Web Page Structure ('Cross-site Scripting') (CWE/SANS Top 25)

CPE : Common Platform Enumeration


Nessus® Vulnerability Scanner

2016-12-22Name : The remote VMware ESXi host is missing a security-related patch.
File : vmware_VMSA-2016-0023.nasl - Type : ACT_GATHER_INFO

Alert History

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2016-12-30 05:24:42
  • Multiple Updates
2016-12-29 13:22:01
  • Multiple Updates
2016-12-23 13:25:29
  • Multiple Updates
2016-12-20 17:21:10
  • First insertion