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VMware Photon OS Default SSH Public Key Lets Remote Users Access the Target System
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1036628
SecurityTracker URL:
CVE Reference:   CVE-2016-5333   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Aug 16 2016
Impact:   User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): Photon OS
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in VMware Photon OS. A remote user can gain access to the target system.

The original Photon OS 1.0 Open Virtualization Archives (OVAs) include a default public ssh key. A remote user with access to the corresponding private key can gain access to the target system.

Impact:   A remote user can gain access to the target system.
Solution:   The vendor has replaced the original OVAs with updated OVAs that do not include the default public ssh key as of August 14, 2016.

The vendor advisories are available at:

Vendor URL: (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Configuration error

Message History:   None.

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