Improper Control of Generation of Code ('Code Injection')
Element Plug-in for vCenter Server incorporates SpringBoot Framework. SpringBoot Framework versions prior to 1.3.2 are susceptible to a vulnerability which when successfully exploited could lead to Remote Code Execution. All versions of Element Plug-in for vCenter Server, Management Services versions prior to 2.17.56 and Management Node versions through 12.2 contain vulnerable versions of SpringBoot Framework.
CWE-94 - Code Injection
Code injection is a type of vulnerability that allows an attacker to execute arbitrary code. This vulnerability fully compromises the machine and can cause a wide variety of security issues, such as unauthorized access to sensitive information, manipulation of data, denial of service attacks etc. Code injection is different from command injection in the fact that it is limited by the functionality of the injected language (e.g. PHP), as opposed to command injection, which leverages existing code to execute commands, usually within the context of a shell.