Executive Summary

Title - vSphere Data Protection (VDP) updates address SSH Key-Based authentication issue
Name VMSA-2016-0024 First vendor Publication 2016-12-20
Vendor VMware Last vendor Modification 2017-06-06
Severity (Vendor) N/A Revision 1

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:C/I:C/A:C)
Cvss Base Score 10 Attack Range Network
Cvss Impact Score 10 Attack Complexity Low
Cvss Expoit Score 10 Authentication None Required
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a. VDP SSH key-based authentication issue

VDP contains a private SSH key with a known password that is configured to allow key-based authentication. Exploitation of this issue may allow an unauthorized remote attacker to log into the appliance with root privileges.

VMware would like to thank Marc Ströbel aka phroxvs from HvS-Consulting for reporting this issue to VMware.

The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the identifier CVE-2016-7456 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.

Original Source

Url : http://www.vmware.com/security/advisories/VMSA-2016-0024.html

CWE : Common Weakness Enumeration

% Id Name
100 % CWE-255 Credentials Management

CPE : Common Platform Enumeration

Application 22

Metasploit Database

id Description
2016-12-20 VMware VDP Known SSH Key

Nessus® Vulnerability Scanner

Date Description
2017-01-09 Name : A virtualization appliance installed on the remote host is affected by an aut...
File : vmware_VMSA-2016-0024.nasl - Type : ACT_GATHER_INFO

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Date Informations
2020-05-23 13:17:15
  • Multiple Updates
2017-06-06 21:23:13
  • Multiple Updates
2017-01-10 13:20:34
  • Multiple Updates
2016-12-29 21:25:16
  • Multiple Updates
2016-12-29 13:22:01
  • Multiple Updates
2016-12-20 21:23:27
  • First insertion