Moderate

VMSA-2023-0020
6.7
2023-09-26
2023-09-26 (Initial Advisory)
CVE-2023-34043
VMware Aria Operations updates address local privilege escalation vulnerability. (CVE-2023-34043)
1. Impacted Products

Aria Operations

2. Introduction

A local privilege escalation vulnerability affecting Aria Operations was responsibly reported to VMware. Updates are available to remediate this vulnerability in affected VMware products.

3. Local Privilege Escalation Vulnerability (CVE-2023-34043)

Description

VMware Aria Operations contains a local privilege escalation vulnerability. VMware has evaluated the severity of this issue to be in the Moderate Severity Range with a maximum CVSSv3 base score of 6.7.

Known Attack Vectors

A malicious actor with administrative access to the local system can escalate privileges to 'root'.

Resolution

To remediate CVE-2023-34043 apply the updates listed in the 'Fixed Version' column of the 'Response Matrix' below.

Workarounds

None.

Additional Documentation

None.

Notes

None.

Acknowledgements

VMware would like to thank thiscodecc of MoyunSec Vlab and Bing for reporting this issue to us.

Response Matrix

Product Version Running On CVE Identifier CVSSv3 Severity Fixed Version Workarounds Additional Documentation
VMware Aria Operations
8.12.x
Any
CVE-2023-34043
moderate
N/A
N/A
VMware Aria Operations
8.10.x
Any
CVE-2023-34043
moderate
N/A
N/A
VMware Aria Operations
8.6.x
Any
CVE-2023-34043
moderate
N/A
N/A
VMware Cloud Foundation (VMware Aria Operations)
5.x
Any
CVE-2023-34043
moderate
N/A
N/A
VMware Cloud Foundation (VMware Aria Operations)
4.x
Any
CVE-2023-34043
moderate
N/A
N/A
4. References

8.12 Hot Fix 5: KB94625

8.10 Hot Fix 9: KB94624

8.6 Hot Fix 11: KB94623

VCF 4.x, 5.x: KB92148

Mitre CVE Dictionary Links:

https://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2023-34043

FIRST CVSSv3 Calculator:

CVE-2023-34043: https://www.first.org/cvss/calculator/3.1#CVSS:3.1/AV:L/AC:L/PR:H/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H

5. Change Log

2023-09-26 VMSA-2023-0020

Initial security advisory.

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