2016-7457 | VMware vRealize Operations Address Updater access control (BID-93499 / ID 1036999)

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9.7 $0-$5k 0.56

A vulnerability was found in VMware vRealize Operations (affected version not known) and classified as very critical. Affected by this issue is an unknown code block of the component Address Updater. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a privilege escalation vulnerability. Using CWE to declare the problem leads to CWE-264. Impacted is confidentiality, integrity, and availability.

The weakness was disclosed 10/11/2016 as confirmed mailinglist post (Full-Disclosure). The advisory is shared for download at seclists.org. This vulnerability is handled as CVE-2016-7457 since 09/09/2016. The exploitation is known to be easy. The attack may be launched remotely. The requirement for exploitation is a simple authentication. There are neither technical details nor an exploit publicly available. The current price for an exploit might be approx. USD $0-$5k (estimation calculated on 09/22/2022). The MITRE ATT&CK project declares the attack technique as T1068.

Applying a patch is able to eliminate this problem. A possible mitigation has been published immediately after the disclosure of the vulnerability.



VulDB Meta Base Score: 10.0
VulDB Meta Temp Score: 9.7

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VulDB Temp Score: 9.5
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Class: Privilege escalation
CWE: CWE-264
ATT&CK: T1068

Local: No
Remote: Yes

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OpenVAS ID: 861066
OpenVAS Name: VMSA-2016-0016: vRealize Operations (vROps) Privilege Escalation Vulnerability
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09/22/2022 +2093 days 🔍Vendor: vmware.com

Advisory: seclists.org
Status: Confirmed
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CVE: CVE-2016-7457 (🔍)
SecurityTracker: 1036999
SecurityFocus: 93499 – VMware vRealize Operations CVE-2016-7457 Unspecified Remote Privilege Escalation Vulnerability

scip Labs: https://www.scip.ch/en/?labs.20060413

Created: 10/12/2016 10:20
Updated: 09/22/2022 19:31
Changes: (3) vulnerability_cvss2_nvd_basescore vulnerability_cvss3_meta_tempscore source_sectracker
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