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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      Last Modified:  12/20/2017      View Analysis Description

Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2017-4940
Original release date:
12/20/2017
Last revised:
01/08/2018
Source:
US-CERT/NIST

Impact

CVSS Severity (version 3.0):
CVSS v3 Base Score:
6.1 Medium
Vector:
CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:C/C:L/I:L/A:N (legend)
Impact Score:
2.7
Exploitability Score:
2.8
CVSS Version 3 Metrics:
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 Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score:
4.3 MEDIUM
Vector:
(AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:N) (legend)
Impact Subscore:
2.9
Exploitability Subscore:
8.6
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector:
Network exploitable - Victim must voluntarily interact with attack mechanism
Access Complexity:
Medium
Authentication:
Not required to exploit
Impact Type:
Allows unauthorized modification

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

Technical Details

Vulnerability Type (View All)

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

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