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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   VMware vCenter Vendors:   VMware
(VMware Issues Fix for VMware vCenter) Apache Struts Jakarata Multipart Parser Bug Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Commands on the Target System
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1037985
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1037985
CVE Reference:   CVE-2017-5638   (Links to External Site)
Updated:  Mar 15 2017
Original Entry Date:  Mar 14 2017
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  Exploit Included:  Yes  
Version(s): vCenter 6.0, 6.5
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Apache Struts. A remote user can execute arbitrary commands on the target system. VMware vCenter is affected.

A remote user can supply specially crafted Content-Type data to exploit a flaw in the Jakarta multipart parser and execute arbitrary operating system commands on the target system.

Nike Zheng reported this vulnerability.

Impact:   A remote user can execute arbitrary operating system commands on the target system.
Solution:   A fix is pending for CVE-2017-5638 for VMware vCenter 6.0 and 6.5.

A workaround for vCenter 6.0 is described at:

https://kb.vmware.com/kb/2149434

The VMware advisory is available at:

http://www.vmware.com/security/advisories/VMSA-2017-0004.html

Vendor URL:  www.vmware.com/security/advisories/VMSA-2017-0004.html (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error

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Mar 9 2017 Apache Struts Jakarata Multipart Parser Bug Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Commands on the Target System



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