Executive Summary

Title VMware vCenter Orchestrator remote code execution vulnerability
Name VMSA-2011-0005 First vendor Publication 2011-03-14
Vendor VMware Last vendor Modification 2011-03-14
Severity (Vendor) N/A Revision N/A

Security-Database Scoring CVSS v3

Cvss vector : N/A
Overall CVSS Score NA
Base Score NA Environmental Score NA
impact SubScore NA Temporal Score NA
Exploitabality Sub Score NA
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Security-Database Scoring CVSS v2

Cvss vector : (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:N)
Cvss Base Score 5 Attack Range Network
Cvss Impact Score 2.9 Attack Complexity Low
Cvss Expoit Score 10 Authentication None Required
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VMware vCenter Orchestrator is an application to automate management tasks. It embeds Apache Struts (version 2.0.11) which is a third party component.

The following vulnerability has been reported in Apache Struts 2.0.11 or earlier. A remote execution of code vulnerability could allow malicious users to bypass the '#'-usage protection built into the ParametersInterceptor, which could allow server side context objects to be manipulated.

The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CVE-2010-1870 to this vulnerability.

VMware would like to thank the Vulnerability Research Team of Digital Defense, Inc. for reporting this issue to us.

Apache Struts version 2.0.11 and earlier also contain vulnerabilities which have not been assigned CVE names. This advisory also addresses these vulnerabilities described at the following URLs:

* http://struts.apache.org/2.2.1/docs/s2-002.html * http://struts.apache.org/2.2.1/docs/s2-003.html * http://struts.apache.org/2.2.1/docs/s2-004.html

Original Source

Url : http://www.vmware.com/security/advisories/VMSA-2011-0005.html

CPE : Common Platform Enumeration

Application 26

SAINT Exploits

Description Link
Apache Struts2 XWork ParameterInterceptor security bypass More info here

ExploitDB Exploits

id Description
2010-07-14 Struts2/XWork < 2.2.0 Remote Command Execution Vulnerability

OpenVAS Exploits

Date Description
2010-12-21 Name : Apache Struts2/XWork Remote Command Execution Vulnerability
File : nvt/gb_apache_struts_xwork_cmd_exec_vuln.nasl
2010-09-10 Name : Struts Remote Command Execution Vulnerability
File : nvt/gb_apache_struts_remote_cmd_exec_vuln.nasl

Open Source Vulnerability Database (OSVDB)

Id Description
66280 Struts XWork ParameterInterceptor Server-Side Object Remote Code Execution

Snort® IPS/IDS

Date Description
2014-01-10 Apache Struts OGNL parameter interception bypass command execution attempt
RuleID : 18931 - Revision : 5 - Type : SERVER-APACHE

Nessus® Vulnerability Scanner

Date Description
2010-07-29 Name : A remote web application uses a framework that is affected by a code executio...
File : struts_xwork_ognl_code_execution_safe.nasl - Type : ACT_ATTACK

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