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Updated VirtualCenter addresses User Account Disclosure Vulnerability

VMware Security Advisory
Advisory ID: VMSA-2008-0012
Synopsis: Updated VirtualCenter addresses User Account Disclosure Vulnerability
Issue date: 2008-08-12
Updated on: 2008-08-12 (initial release of advisory)
CVE numbers: CVE-2008-3514
1. Summary
Updated VirtualCenter addresses User Account Disclosure Vulnerability
2. Relevant releases
VirtualCenter 2.5 previous to Update 2
VirutalCenter 2.0.2 previous to Update 5
3. VirtualCenter User Account Disclosure Vulnerability
An information disclosure vulnerability is present in VirtualCenter.
Exploitation of this flaw might result in disclosure of the user names of system accounts.

VMware would like to thank Brett Moore of Insomnia Security for reporting this issue to us.

The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project ( has assigned the name CVE-2008-3514 to this issue.

VMware Product Product Version Running on Replace with/ Apply Patch
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VirtualCenter 2.5 Windows VirtualCenter 2.5 update 2
VirtualCenter 2.0.2 Windows VirtualCenter 2.0.2 Update 5
hosted* any any not applicable
ESX(i) any ESX(i) not applicable
ESX any ESXi not applicable

* hosted products are VMware Workstation, Player, ACE, Server, Fusion
4. Solution
Please review the patch/release notes for your product and version and verify the md5sum of your downloaded file.


VMware VirtualCenter 2.5 Update 2 build 104263
DVD iso image
md5sum: 83de404fa073bc1fde9acd080f21e688
Zip file
md5sum: 3297f1e47c6b018ac8190f11bd022d5b
Release Notes

VMware VirtualCenter 2.0.2 Update 5 build 104182
DVD iso image
md5sum: 5fee5d2d97b482e0d0cb47da7d8e7c34
Zip file
md5sum: cd468aab309745c12ee5516652aafbcb
Release Notes
5. References
CVE numbers
6. Change log
2008-08-12 VMSA-2008-0012
Initial release following release of VirtualCenter 2.0.2 Update 5
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