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Cross-Site Request Forgery (CSRF)


Severity High
Score 7.5/10


The flash-based vSphere Web Client (6.0 prior to 6.0 U3c and 5.5 prior to 5.5 U3f) i.e. not the new HTML5-based vSphere Client, contains SSRF and CRLF injection issues due to improper neutralization of URLs. An attacker may exploit these issues by sending a POST request with modified headers towards internal services leading to information disclosure.

  • LOW
  • NONE
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  • HIGH
  • NONE

CWE-352 - Cross-Site Request Forgery (CSRF)

Cross-Site Request Forgery (CSRF) is a vulnerability that allows an attacker to make arbitrary requests in an authenticated vulnerable web application and disrupt the integrity of the victim’s session. The impact of a successful CSRF attack may range from minor to severe, depending upon the capabilities exposed by the vulnerable application and privileges of the user. An attacker may force the user to perform state-changing requests like transferring funds, changing their email address or password etc. However, if an administrative level account is affected, it may compromise the whole web application and associated sensitive data.


Advisory Timeline

  • Published