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Insufficient Session Expiration


Severity Medium
Score 5.4/10


VMware vSphere ESXi (6.7 prior to ESXi670-201810101-SG, 6.5 prior to ESXi650-201811102-SG, and 6.0 prior to ESXi600-201807103-SG) and VMware vCenter Server (6.7 prior to 6.7 U1b, 6.5 prior to 6.5 U2b, and 6.0 prior to 6.0 U3j) contain an information disclosure vulnerability in clients arising from insufficient session expiration. An attacker with physical access or an ability to mimic a websocket connection to a user’s browser may be able to obtain control of a VM Console after the user has logged out or their session has timed out.

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CWE-613 - Insufficient Session Expiration

According to WASC, "Insufficient Session Expiration is when a web site permits an attacker to reuse old session credentials or session IDs for authorization."


Advisory Timeline

  • Published