Bug 1500517 (CVE-2017-12191) - CVE-2017-12191 CFME: VMRC plugin console grants users administrative access
Summary: CVE-2017-12191 CFME: VMRC plugin console grants users administrative access
Alias: CVE-2017-12191
Product: Security Response
Classification: Other
Component: vulnerability
Version: unspecified
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Red Hat Product Security
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Depends On: 1479840 1500518 1507165 1536537
Blocks: 1486789
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2017-10-10 19:54 UTC by Kurt Seifried
Modified: 2021-02-17 01:24 UTC (History)
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A flaw was found in the CloudForms account configuration when using VMware. By default, a shared account is used that has privileged access to VMRC (VMWare Remote Console) functions that may not be appropriate for users of CloudForms (and thus this account). An attacker could use this vulnerability to view and make changes to settings in the VMRC and virtual machines controlled by it that they should not have access to.
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Last Closed: 2019-06-08 03:28:56 UTC

Attachments (Terms of Use)

System ID Private Priority Status Summary Last Updated
Red Hat Product Errata RHSA-2018:0374 0 normal SHIPPED_LIVE Important: Red Hat CloudForms security, bug fix, and enhancement update 2018-02-28 18:04:37 UTC

Description Kurt Seifried 2017-10-10 19:54:58 UTC
Gellert Kis of Red Hat reports:

The CloudForms VMRC plugin console grants users administrative access due to incorrect session privileges.

Comment 3 Kurt Seifried 2018-01-12 20:47:14 UTC

Name: Gellert Kis (Red Hat)

Comment 6 errata-xmlrpc 2018-02-28 13:04:08 UTC
This issue has been addressed in the following products:

  CloudForms Management Engine 5.8

Via RHSA-2018:0374 https://access.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2018:0374

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