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Out-of-bounds Write


Severity High
Score 7.8/10


VMware vCenter Server Appliance (vCSA) (6.5 before 6.5 U1d) contains a local privilege escalation vulnerability via the 'showlog' plugin. Successful exploitation of this issue could result in a low privileged user gaining root level privileges over the appliance base OS.

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  • HIGH
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CWE-787 - Out-of-Bounds Write

Out-of-bounds write vulnerability is a memory access bug that allows software to write data past the end or before the beginning of the intended buffer. This may result in the corruption of data, a crash, or arbitrary code execution.


Advisory Timeline

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