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VMware VirtualCenter Security Issue Exposed

Secunia has reported that Brett Moore of Insomnia Security found a security issue in VMware VirtualCenter.

A security issue has been reported in VMware VirtualCenter, which can be exploited by malicious users to disclose certain system information.

The security issue is caused due to the VirtualCenter backend service not correctly checking permissions when performing certain actions. This can be exploited to e.g. disclose user names of system accounts.

The security issue is reported in version 2.0.2 prior Update 5 and 2.5 prior Update 2. Other versions may also be affected.

Solution:
Update to a fixed version.

VMware VirtualCenter 2.5:
Update to VirtualCenter 2.5 Update 2.
http://www.vmware.com/download/download.do?downloadGroup=VC250U2

VMware VirtualCenter 2.0.2:
Update to VirtualCenter 2.0.2 Update 5
http://www.vmware.com/downloads/download.do?downloadGroup=VC202U5

Published Thursday, August 14, 2008 6:28 AM by David Marshall
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