CVSS 3.1 Score 9.8 of 10 (high)


Published Nov 14, 2023
Updated: Nov 21, 2023
CWE ID 306


The CVE-2023-34060 vulnerability affects VMware Cloud Director Appliance, specifically when it is upgraded to version 10.5 from an older version. This vulnerability allows a malicious actor with network access to bypass login restrictions on port 22 (ssh) or port 5480 (appliance management console). It's important to note that this bypass is not present on port 443 (VCD provider and tenant login). The issue arises from the use of an affected version of sssd from the underlying Photon OS, but it is no longer present in versions of Photon OS that ship with sssd-2.8.1-11 or higher (Photon OS 3) or sssd-2.8.2-9 or higher (Photon OS 4 and 5). The vulnerability has a base severity rating of CRITICAL, with high impact on integrity and confidentiality, and a high availability impact.


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