Check Point Advisories

VMware vCenter Server Remote Code Execution (CVE-2021-21985)

Check Point Reference: CPAI-2021-0376
Date Published: 8 Jun 2021
Severity: Critical
Last Updated: Monday 19 December, 2022
Industry Reference:CVE-2021-21985
Protection Provided by:

Security Gateway
R81, R80, R77, R75

Who is Vulnerable? VMware vCenter Server (vCenter Server)
VMware Cloud Foundation (Cloud Foundation)
Vulnerability Description A remote code execution vulnerability exists in VMware vCenter Server. Successful exploitation of this vulnerability would allow remote attackers to execute arbitrary code on the affected system.

Protection Overview

This protection detects attempts to exploit this vulnerability.

In order for the protection to be activated, update your Security Gateway product to the latest IPS update. For information on how to update IPS, go to SBP-2006-05, click on Protection tab and select the version of your choice.

Security Gateway R81 / R80 / R77 / R75

  1. In the IPS tab, click Protections and find the VMware vCenter Server Remote Code Execution (CVE-2021-21985) protection using the Search tool and Edit the protection's settings.
  2. Install policy on all Security Gateways.

This protection's log will contain the following information:

Attack Name:  Web Server Enforcement Violation.
Attack Information:  VMware vCenter Server Remote Code Execution (CVE-2021-21985)

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