VMware ESXi and vCenter Server contain a partial denial of service vulnerability in their respective authentication services. VMware has evaluated the severity of this issue to be in the Moderate severity range with a maximum CVSSv3 base score of 5.3.
Published 2020-08-21 13:15:14
Updated 2022-02-03 19:02:18
Source VMware
View at NVD,   CVE.org
Vulnerability category: Denial of service

Threat overview for CVE-2020-3976

Top countries where our scanners detected CVE-2020-3976
Top open port discovered on systems with this issue 443
IPs affected by CVE-2020-3976 58,249
Threat actors abusing to this issue? Yes
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Exploit prediction scoring system (EPSS) score for CVE-2020-3976

0.09%
Probability of exploitation activity in the next 30 days EPSS Score History
~ 38 %
Percentile, the proportion of vulnerabilities that are scored at or less

CVSS scores for CVE-2020-3976

Base Score Base Severity CVSS Vector Exploitability Score Impact Score Score Source First Seen
5.0
MEDIUM AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P
10.0
2.9
NIST
5.3
MEDIUM CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:L
3.9
1.4
NIST

CWE ids for CVE-2020-3976

  • The product does not properly control the allocation and maintenance of a limited resource, thereby enabling an actor to influence the amount of resources consumed, eventually leading to the exhaustion of available resources.
    Assigned by: nvd@nist.gov (Primary)

References for CVE-2020-3976

Products affected by CVE-2020-3976

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