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VMware VirtualCenter Discloses Usernames to Remote Users
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1020693
SecurityTracker URL:
CVE Reference:   CVE-2008-3514   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Aug 13 2008
Impact:   Disclosure of user information
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): prior to 2.0.2 Update 5, prior to 2.5 Update 2
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in VMware VirtualCenter. A remote user can determine valid user account names.

No details were provided.

Brett Moore of Insomnia Security reported this vulnerability.

Impact:   A remote user can determine valid account names on the target system.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fix (2.0.2 Update 5, 2.5 Update 2).

The vendor's advisory is available at:

Vendor URL: (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error
Underlying OS:  Windows (Any)

Message History:   None.

 Source Message Contents

Subject:  VMSA-2008-0012 Updated VirtualCenter addresses User Account Disclosure

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                   VMware Security Advisory

Advisory ID:       VMSA-2008-0012
Synopsis:          Updated VirtualCenter addresses User Account
                   Disclosure Vulnerability
Issue date:        2008-08-12
Updated on:        2008-08-12 (initial release of advisory)
CVE numbers:       CVE-2008-3514
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1. Summary

   Updated VirtualCenter addresses User Account Disclosure Vulnerability

2. Relevant releases

   VirtualCenter 2.5 previous to Update 2
   VirutalCenter 2.0.2 previous to Update 5

3. VirtualCenter User Account Disclosure Vulnerability

   An information disclosure vulnerability is present in VirtualCenter.
   Exploitation of this flaw might result in disclosure of the user
   names of system accounts.

   VMware would like to thank Brett Moore of Insomnia Security for
   reporting this issue to us.

   The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (
   has assigned the name CVE-2008-3514 to this issue.

   VMware         Product   Running  Replace with/
   Product        Version   on       Apply Patch
   =============  ========  =======  =================
   VirtualCenter  2.5       Windows  VirtualCenter 2.5 Update 2
   VirtualCenter  2.0.2     Windows  VirtualCenter 2.0.2 Update 5

   hosted *       any       any      not applicable

   ESX(i)         any       ESX(i)   not applicable
   ESX            any       ESX      not applicable
   * hosted products are VMware Workstation, Player, ACE, Server, Fusion

4. Solution

   Please review the patch/release notes for your product and version
   and verify the md5sum of your downloaded file.

   VMware VirtualCenter 2.5 Update 2 build 104263
   DVD iso image
   md5sum: 83de404fa073bc1fde9acd080f21e688
   Zip file
   md5sum: 3297f1e47c6b018ac8190f11bd022d5b
   Release Notes

   VMware VirtualCenter 2.0.2 Update 5 build 104182
   DVD iso image
   md5sum: 5fee5d2d97b482e0d0cb47da7d8e7c34
   Zip file
   md5sum: cd468aab309745c12ee5516652aafbcb
   Release Notes
5. References

   CVE numbers

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6. Change log

2008-08-12  VMSA-2008-0012    
Initial release following release of VirtualCenter 2.0.2 Update 5

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7. Contact

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This Security Advisory is posted to the following lists:

  * security-announce at
  * bugtraq at
  * full-disclosure at

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