VMware ESX and ESXi vulnerable to directory traversal


VMware ESX and ESXi contains a directory traversal vulnerability.

Shanon Olsson reported this vulnerability to JPCERT/CC.
JPCERT/CC coordinated with the developer under Information Security Early Warning Partnership.
CVSS Severity (What is CVSS?)

Base Metrics: 6.4 (Medium) [IPA Score]
  • Access Vector: Network
  • Access Complexity: Low
  • Authentication: None
  • Confidentiality Impact: None
  • Integrity Impact: Partial
  • Availability Impact: Partial

Affected Products

  • VMware ESX 4.1 without patch ESX410-201201401-SG
  • VMware ESX 4.0 without patch ESX400-201203401-SG
  • VMware ESXi 5.0 without patch ESXi500-201203101-SG
  • VMware ESXi 4.1 without patch ESXi410-201201401-SG
  • VMware ESXi 4.0 without patch ESXi400-201203401-SG

It has been confirmed that ESX and ESXi 5.1 are not affected.

A remote attacker may delete arbitrary files on the host operating system.

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Vendor Information

CWE (What is CWE?)

  1. Path Traversal(CWE-22) [IPA Evaluation]
CVE (What is CVE?)

  1. CVE-2013-3658

  1. JVN : JVN#72911629
  2. National Vulnerability Database (NVD) : CVE-2013-3658
  3. IPA SECURITY ALERTS : Security Alert for Vulnerability in VMware Products (JVN#72911629)(JVN#19847770) (in Japanese)
  4. Related Information : ESXi CIM Services Authentication Bypass and Remote Code Execution Vulnerabilities
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