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Vulnerability Details : CVE-2006-2481

VMware ESX Server 2.0.x before 2.0.2 and 2.x before 2.5.2 patch 4 stores authentication credentials in base 64 encoded format in the vmware.mui.kid and vmware.mui.sid cookies, which allows attackers to gain privileges by obtaining the cookies using attacks such as cross-site scripting (CVE-2005-3619).
Publish Date : 2006-07-31 Last Update Date : 2008-09-05
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- CVSS Scores & Vulnerability Types

CVSS Score
5.0
Confidentiality Impact Partial (There is considerable informational disclosure.)
Integrity Impact None (There is no impact to the integrity of the system)
Availability Impact None (There is no impact to the availability of the system.)
Access Complexity Low (Specialized access conditions or extenuating circumstances do not exist. Very little knowledge or skill is required to exploit. )
Authentication Not required (Authentication is not required to exploit the vulnerability.)
Gained Access None
Vulnerability Type(s) Gain privilegesCross Site Scripting
CWE ID CWE id is not defined for this vulnerability

- Products Affected By CVE-2006-2481

# Product Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
1 Application Vmware Esx Server 2.0 Build 5257 Version Details Vulnerabilities
2 Application Vmware Esx Server 2.0 Version Details Vulnerabilities
3 Application Vmware Esx Server 2.0.1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
4 Application Vmware Esx Server 2.0.1 Build 6403 Version Details Vulnerabilities
5 Application Vmware Esx Server 2.1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
6 Application Vmware Esx Server 2.1.1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
7 Application Vmware Esx Server 2.1.2 Version Details Vulnerabilities
8 Application Vmware Esx Server 2.5 Version Details Vulnerabilities
9 Application Vmware Esx Server 2.5.2 Version Details Vulnerabilities

- Number Of Affected Versions By Product

Vendor Product Vulnerable Versions
Vmware Esx Server 9

- References For CVE-2006-2481

http://secunia.com/advisories/21230
SECUNIA 21230
http://www.frsirt.com/english/advisories/2006/3075
VUPEN ADV-2006-3075
http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/archive/1/441728/100/100/threaded
BUGTRAQ 20060731 Corsaire Security Advisory - VMware ESX Server Password Disclosure in Cookie issue
http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/archive/1/441825/100/100/threaded
BUGTRAQ 20060801 VMSA-2006-0004 Cross site scripting vulnerability and other fixes
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/19249
BID 19249 VMware ESX Multiple Information Disclosure Vulnerabilities Release Date:2006-08-01
http://www.corsaire.com/advisories/c060512-001.txt
http://kb.vmware.com/kb/2118366 CONFIRM

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2006-2481

There are not any metasploit modules related to this vulnerability (Please visit www.metasploit.com for more information)


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