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CVE-2017-4940 Detail

Current Description

The ESXi Host Client in VMware ESXi (6.5 before ESXi650-201712103-SG, 5.5 before ESXi600-201711103-SG and 5.5 before ESXi550-201709102-SG) contains a vulnerability that may allow for stored cross-site scripting (XSS). An attacker can exploit this vulnerability by injecting Javascript, which might get executed when other users access the Host Client.

Source:  MITRE
Description Last Modified:  12/20/2017
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Impact

CVSS v3.0 Severity and Metrics:

Base Score: 6.1 MEDIUM
Vector: AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:C/C:L/I:L/A:N (V3 legend)
Impact Score: 2.7
Exploitability Score: 2.8


Attack Vector (AV): Network
Attack Complexity (AC): Low
Privileges Required (PR): None
User Interaction (UI): Required
Scope (S): Changed
Confidentiality (C): Low
Integrity (I): Low
Availability (A): None

CVSS v2.0 Severity and Metrics:

Base Score: 4.3 MEDIUM
Vector: (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:N) (V2 legend)
Impact Subscore: 2.9
Exploitability Subscore: 8.6


Access Vector (AV): Network
Access Complexity (AC): Medium
Authentication (AU): None
Confidentiality (C): None
Integrity (I): Partial
Availability (A): None
Additional Information:
Victim must voluntarily interact with attack mechanism
Allows unauthorized modification

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Hyperlink Resource
http://www.securitytracker.com/id/1040024 Third Party Advisory VDB Entry
https://www.vmware.com/security/advisories/VMSA-2017-0021.html Issue Tracking Vendor Advisory

Technical Details

Vulnerability Type (View All)

  • Cross-Site Scripting (XSS) (CWE-79)

Change History

2 change records found - show changes

Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2017-4940
NVD Published Date:
12/20/2017
NVD Last Modified:
01/08/2018