Sensitive information disclosure vulnerability resulting from a lack of certificate validation during the File-Based Backup and Restore operations of VMware vCenter Server Appliance (6.7 before 6.7u3a and 6.5 before 6.5u3d) may allow a malicious actor to intercept sensitive data in transit over SCP. A malicious actor with man-in-the-middle positioning between vCenter Server Appliance and a backup target may be able to intercept sensitive data in transit during File-Based Backup and Restore operations.
Published 2019-10-28 16:15:15
Updated 2021-08-24 10:59:07
Source VMware
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Exploit prediction scoring system (EPSS) score for CVE-2019-5538

0.08%
Probability of exploitation activity in the next 30 days EPSS Score History
~ 35 %
Percentile, the proportion of vulnerabilities that are scored at or less

CVSS scores for CVE-2019-5538

Base Score Base Severity CVSS Vector Exploitability Score Impact Score Score Source First Seen
4.3
MEDIUM AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N
8.6
2.9
NIST
5.9
MEDIUM CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:H/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:N/A:N
2.2
3.6
NIST

CWE ids for CVE-2019-5538

References for CVE-2019-5538

Products affected by CVE-2019-5538

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