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[DSECRG-12-019] vCenter Orchestrator - password disclosure

The vCenter Orchestrator (vCO) Web Configuration tool reflects back saved passwords as part of web page.

Digital Security Research Group [DSecRG] Advisory #DSECRG-12-019

Application: VMware vCenter Orchestrator
Versions Affected: 4.x
Vendor URL:
Bugs: Password Disclosure
Exploits: YES
Reported: 05.07.2011
Vendor response: 06.07.2011
Solution: yes
Date of Public Advisory: 15.03.2012
Authors: Alexey Sintsov from DSecRG (research center of ERPScan)


The vCenter Orchestrator (vCO) Web Configuration tool reflects back saved passwords as part of web page.


The vCenter Orchestrator (vCO) Web Configuration tool reflects back saved password as part of web page. This might allow the logged-in vCO administrator to retrieve the password of vCenter (or others) in case of access to vCO.


Fix Information
Solution to this issue is given in the VMSA-2012-0005.

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