Fortinet Discovers VMware vCenter Server Remote DoS Vulnerability
Fortinet's FortiGuard Labs has discovered a Denial of Service vulnerability in VMware VCenter Server.
VMware VCenter Server is a data center management server application developed by VMware Inc. to monitor virtualized environments. VCenter Server provides centralized management and operation, resource provisioning and performance evaluation of virtual machines residing on a distributed virtual data center. VCenter Server is designed primarily for VSphere, VMware's platform for building virtualized cloud infrastructures.
A Denial of Service vulnerability has been discovered in VMware VCenter Server. It exists because vCenter Server doesn't correctly handle specially crafted LDAP network packets which may allow for remote DoS.
SolutionsFortiGuard Labs released the following FortiGate IPS signature which covers this specific vulnerability:
Released Apr 10, 2017
Users should apply the solution provided by VMware.
Fortinet reported the vulnerability to VMware on January 26, 2017.
VMware confirmed the vulnerability on April 6, 2017.
VMware released patch for the vulnerability on November 9, 2017.
This vulnerability was discovered by Honggang Ren of Fortinet's FortiGuard Labs.