Directory traversal vulnerability discovered in the VMware Update Manager, which allows you to read any file on the OS without authentification.
DSECRG-11-042 VMware Update Manager - Directory Traversal
Application: VMware Update Manager
Versions Affected: vCenter Update Manager 4.1 prior to Update 2, vCenter Update Manager 4.0 prior to Update 4
Vendor URL: http://vmware.com
Bugs: Directory Traversal File Read
Vendor response: 06.06.2010
Date of Public Advisory: 18.11.2011
Authors: Alexey Sintsov
Digital Security Research Group [DSecRG] (research [at] dsecrg [dot]com)
Directory Traversal vulnerability was found in Jetty web server that is used by VMware Update manager.
Directory Traversal vulnerability was found in Jetty web server that is used by VUM.
With this vulnerability, an non-authenticated attacker can read any file on the server (with rights of the process).
http://<target>:9084/vci/downloads/.\..\..\..\..\..\..\..\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\VMware\VMware VirtualCenter\SSL\rui.key
Vendor make fix for this issue:
Fixed in Update Manager 5.0 Windows not affected
Fixed in Update Manager 4.1 Windows Update 2
Fixed in Update Manager 4.0 Windows Update 4
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