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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   VMware Vendors:   VMware
VMware vShield Manager Permits Cross-Site Request Attacks
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1026815
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1026815
CVE Reference:   CVE-2012-1514   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Mar 16 2012
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via network, Modification of user information
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): vShield Manager 4.0, 4.1
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in VMware vShield Manager. A remote user can conduct cross-site request forgery attacks.

A remote user can create a specially crafted URL that, when loaded by a target user, will take actions on the target site acting as the target user.

Frans Pehrson of Xxor AB and Claudio Criscione independently reported this vulnerability.

Impact:   A remote user can take actions on the site acting as the target user.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fix (1.0.1 Update 2, 4.1.0 Update 2).

The vendor's advisory is available at:

http://www.vmware.com/security/advisories/VMSA-2012-0005.html

Vendor URL:  www.vmware.com/security/advisories/VMSA-2012-0005.html (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error
Underlying OS:  Linux (Any)

Message History:   None.


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