发布时间 :2005-12-31 00:00:00
修订时间 :2011-03-07 21:26:50

[原文]Cross-site request forgery (CSRF) vulnerability in the management interface for VMware ESX Server 2.0.x before 2.0.2 patch 1, 2.1.x before 2.1.3 patch 1, and 2.x before 2.5.3 patch 2 allows allows remote attackers to perform unauthorized actions as the administrator via URLs, as demonstrated using the setUsr operation to change a password. NOTE: this issue can be leveraged with CVE-2005-3619 to automatically perform the attacks.

[CNNVD]VMware ESX Server 跨站请求伪造漏洞(CNNVD-200512-869)

        VMware ESX Server 2.0.x的2.0.2 patch 1之前版本、2.1.x的2.1.3 patch 1之前版本和2.x的2.5.3 patch 2之前版本中的管理界面存在跨站请求伪造漏洞,远程攻击者可以通过URL以管理员身份来执行未授权的操作,如使用setUsr操作来变更密码。

- CVSS (基础分值)

CVSS分值: 7.6 [严重(HIGH)]
机密性影响: COMPLETE [完全的信息泄露导致所有系统文件暴露]
完整性影响: COMPLETE [系统完整性可被完全破坏]
可用性影响: COMPLETE [可能导致系统完全宕机]
攻击复杂度: HIGH [漏洞利用存在特定的访问条件]
攻击向量: [--]
身份认证: NONE [漏洞利用无需身份认证]

- CPE (受影响的平台与产品)


- OVAL (用于检测的技术细节)


- 官方数据库链接
(官方数据源) MITRE
(官方数据源) NVD
(官方数据源) CNNVD

- 其它链接及资源
(UNKNOWN)  VUPEN  ADV-2006-3075
(UNKNOWN)  BUGTRAQ  20060801 VMSA-2006-0004 Cross site scripting vulnerability and other fixes
(UNKNOWN)  BUGTRAQ  20060731 Corsaire Security Advisory - VMware ESX Server Password Cross Site Request Forgery issue

- 漏洞信息

VMware ESX Server 跨站请求伪造漏洞
高危 未知
2005-12-31 00:00:00 2006-07-31 00:00:00
        VMware ESX Server 2.0.x的2.0.2 patch 1之前版本、2.1.x的2.1.3 patch 1之前版本和2.x的2.5.3 patch 2之前版本中的管理界面存在跨站请求伪造漏洞,远程攻击者可以通过URL以管理员身份来执行未授权的操作,如使用setUsr操作来变更密码。

- 公告与补丁


- 漏洞信息 (F48963)

VMware Security Advisory 2006-0004.asc (PacketStormID:F48963)
2006-08-17 00:00:00

VMware Security Advisory - Three vulnerabilities have been addressed in VMWare ESX.

Hash: SHA1

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                   VMware Security Advisory

Advisory ID:       VMSA-2006-0004
Synopsis:          Cross site scripting vulnerability and other fixes
Knowledge base URL:
Issue date:        2006-07-27
Updated on:        2006-07-27
CVE Names:         CVE-2005-3618 CVE-2005-3620 CVE-2006-2481
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1. Summary:

Several security issues affecting ESX 2.5.x

VMware has rated this as a Priority 1 security issue according to 
Vmware's Security Response Policy. See

2. Relevant releases:

VMware ESX 2.5.3 prior to upgrade patch 2
VMware ESX 2.1.3 prior to upgrade patch 1
VMware ESX 2.0.2 prior to upgrade patch 1

3. Problem description:

The three vulnerabilities have been assigned names by the Common 
Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE) project, as follows:

CVE-2005-3618: An unauthorized user could potentially construct a 
specially crafted URL that may change a known user's password.

CVE-2005-3620: A local user could view potentially sensitive 

CVE-2006-2481: If an attacker can gain access to browser cookies 
by any mechanism, such as through a cross site scripting attack, 
then they could acquire not only the session ID, but the 
authentication credentials. NOTE:  This issue was fixed in ESX 2.5.3, 
ESX 2.5.2 Patch 4, ESX 2.0.2 and later.

4. Solution:

Upgrade to the latest update package for your release of ESX.

Installing the Update

This update requires you to boot your server into Linux mode to perform 
the upgrade. When you are prompted to reboot at the end of the upgrade, 
the installer will restart your system to run ESX Server.

   1. Power off all virtual machines and shutdown your server.
   2. Restart your system.
   3. At the LILO Boot Menu, select the linux option. Allow the system 
      start procedure to complete.
   4. Log in as root into the ESX Server service console, in Linux mode. 
      Make sure your path variable contains /usr/bin:/bin.
   5. Download the tar file into a temporary directory under /root on 
      your ESX service console.
   6. Change directories to that temporary directory.
   7. Verify the integrity of the package for your version:
      # md5sum esx-*-upgrade.tar.gz

      The md5 checksum output should match one of the following:
	50c3260176c8cc33ad3bc880a20a4656 esx-2.5.3-28065-upgrade.tar.gz 
	ddb67afe2a48a04fb764af2497d6b75c esx-2.5.3-27728-upgrade.tar.gz 
	ce112a1d17893fbe5b47dfb011468269 esx-2.1.3-27733-upgrade.tar.gz 
	7f9b2367bbc54f29586ade0e1e286837 esx-2.0.2-27920-upgrade.tar.gz 

   8. Extract the compressed tar archive:
      # tar -xvzf esx-2.5.3-28065-upgrade.tar.gz
   9. Change directories to the newly created directory 
      # cd esx-2.5.3-28065-upgrade
  10. Run the patch installer:
      # /usr/bin/perl ./

      Note: Once you start the installation script, do not enter keyboard 
            escape commands such as Control-C or Control-D. Using escape 
            commands will interrupt the upgrade procedure and leave your 
            system partially upgraded.

  11. The system updates have now been installed. A reboot prompt displays:
      Reboot the server now [y/n]?

      This update will not be complete until you reboot the ESX Server. If 
      you enter N, to indicate that you will not reboot at this time, ESX 
      Server displays the warning message: 

      "Please reboot the server manually for this update to take effect. 
       Update has been terminated unexpectedly." 

      If you see this message, you must manually reboot the server to complete 
      the driver update.

  12. At the reboot prompt, enter Y to reboot the server.

7. References:

8. Acknowledgments

VMware would like to thank Stephen de Vries and Martin O'Neal of the 
security consultancy Corsaire Limited, <>.

9. Contact:

Copyright 2006 VMware Inc. All rights reserved.

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- 漏洞信息 (F48955)

Corsaire Security Advisory 2005-11-14.1 (PacketStormID:F48955)
2006-08-17 00:00:00
Stephen de Vries,Corsaire  

Corsaire Security Advisory - The VMware ESX Server product will allow a remote attacker to set arbitrary passwords for users under certain conditions.

-- Corsaire Security Advisory --

Title: VMware ESX Server Password Cross Site Request Forgery issue
Date: 14.11.05
Application: VMware ESX prior to 2.5.3 upgrade patch 2
             VMware ESX prior to 2.1.3 upgrade patch 1
             VMware ESX prior to 2.0.2 upgrade patch 1
Environment: VMware ESX
Author: Stephen de Vries []
Audience: General distribution
Reference: c051114-001

-- Scope --

The aim of this document is to clearly define an issue that exists with 
the VMware ESX Server product [1] that will allow a remote attacker to 
set arbitrary passwords for users under certain conditions.

-- History --

Discovered: 11.11.05 (Stephen de Vries)
Vendor notified via client: 15.11.05
Vendor notified directly: 19.05.06
Document released: 31.07.06

-- Overview --

VMware ESX Server is described [1] as virtual infrastructure software 
for partitioning, consolidating and managing servers in mission-critical 
The software provides a virtualization layer that allows multiple x86 
based operating systems to run on the same hardware concurrently.  The 
ESX Server product differs from other VMware products in that it does 
not require a "host" operating system to be provided by the user.  
Instead, it uses a custom x86 kernel as the host, along with a 
customised Linux operating system as a "console O/S". 
VMware ESX Server includes a number of network services and a web 
application, called the "VMware Management Interface" that can be used 
to perform remote administration of the system. 

-- Analysis --

One of the functions provided by the Management Interface is allowing 
users to change their passwords, and in the case of the root user, to 
change other users' passwords.  Through an HTML form, the user is 
requested to enter and confirm their new password, but they are not 
required to enter their existing password.  This could allow an attacker 
to construct a URL that when activated during a valid web session, will 
change the user's password to an arbitrary value.  Since the attack can 
only be effective using a user's existing session ID, this form of 
attack is also known as Session Riding[2]. 
For example, to change the root user's password to "test", the following 
URL would have to be visited by the root user while logged in to the 
Management Interface: 
Causing the user to view the URL can be achieved through a number of 
techniques, such as sending an email with the URL inserted as the source 
of an image tag such as: 
<img src="https://address-of-the-vmware-server/sx-
or including the image on a website that the user is coerced into 
viewing, etc. 
The likelihood of a successful attack is increased by the presence of a 
Cross Site Scripting vulnerability [3] in the syslog viewer 
functionality.  By combining the two issues, it is possible for a 
remote, unauthenticated attacker to change the root user's password 
whenever that user views the syslog through the Management Interface.  
For example, for an attacker to change the root user's password to 
"test", an attacker could log in to the interface using the following 
</div><img src="/sx-
When the root user views the syslog through the Management Interface, 
the link will be followed and the password changed. 

-- Recommendations --

Upgrade to a version of the VMware ESX product that does not exhibit 
this issue.

-- CVE --

The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE) project has assigned the 
name CVE-2005-3618 to this issue.  This is a candidate for inclusion in 
the CVE list (, which standardises names for 
security problems.

-- References --

[3] c051114-003 (VMware ESX Server Password Disclosure in Log issue)

-- Revision --

a. Initial release.
b. Minor edits.
c. Released.

-- Distribution --

The information contained within this advisory is supplied "as-is" with 
no warranties or guarantees of fitness of use or otherwise. Corsaire 
accepts no responsibility for any damage caused by the use or misuse of 
this information.

-- Disclaimer --

The information contained within this advisory is supplied "as-is" with 
no warranties or guarantees of fitness of use or otherwise. Corsaire 
accepts no responsibility for any damage caused by the use or misuse of 
this information.

-- About Corsaire --

Corsaire are a leading information security consultancy, founded in 1997 
in Guildford, Surrey, UK. Corsaire bring innovation, integrity and 
analytical rigour to every job, which means fast and dramatic security 
performance improvements. Our services centre on the delivery of 
information security planning, assessment, implementation, management 
and vulnerability research. 

A free guide to selecting a security assessment supplier is available at 

Copyright 2005-2006 Corsaire Limited. All rights reserved.


- 漏洞信息

VMware ESX Server setUsr Operation CSRF
Remote / Network Access Input Manipulation
Loss of Integrity
Vendor Verified

- 漏洞描述

Unknown or Incomplete

- 时间线

2006-07-31 2005-11-11
Unknow Unknow

- 解决方案

Unknown or Incomplete

- 相关参考

- 漏洞作者

Unknown or Incomplete