VMware Harbor Container Registry for PCF Multiple Security Vulnerabilities



Date Discovered

December 4, 2019


VMware Harbor Container Registry for PCF is prone to the following security vulnerabilities. 1. Multiple SQL-injection vulnerabilities 2. A cross-site request forgery vulnerability 3. A privilege-escalation vulnerability 4. A user-enumeration vulnerability Exploiting this issue could allow an attacker to compromise the application, access or modify data, exploit latent vulnerabilities in the underlying database, perform certain unauthorized actions and gain access to the affected application, gain elevated privileges, or harvest valid usernames. VMware Harbor Container Registry for PCF 1.8 through 1.8.5, and 1.9 through 1.9.2 are vulnerable.

Technologies Affected

  • VMWare Harbor Container Registry for PCF 1.8.0
  • VMWare Harbor Container Registry for PCF 1.8.1
  • VMWare Harbor Container Registry for PCF 1.8.2
  • VMWare Harbor Container Registry for PCF 1.8.3
  • VMWare Harbor Container Registry for PCF 1.8.5
  • VMWare Harbor Container Registry for PCF 1.9.0
  • VMWare Harbor Container Registry for PCF 1.9.2


Block external access at the network boundary, unless external parties require service.
If global access isn't needed, filter access to the affected computer at the network boundary. Restricting access to only trusted computers and networks might greatly reduce the likelihood of a successful exploit.

Run all software as a nonprivileged user with minimal access rights.
To limit the impact of a successful exploit, run server software with the least privileges required and in restricted environments while still maintaining functionality.

Deploy network intrusion detection systems to monitor network traffic for malicious activity.
Deploy NIDS to monitor network traffic for signs of anomalous or suspicious activity. This includes but is not limited unexplained incoming and outgoing traffic. This may indicate exploit attempts or activity that results from successful exploits.

Do not follow links provided by unknown or untrusted sources.
Web users should be cautious about following links to websites that are provided by unfamiliar or suspicious sources. Filtering HTML from emails may help remove a possible vector for transmitting malicious links to users.

Set web browser security to disable the execution of JavaScript.
Since exploiting cross-site scripting issues often requires the execution of malicious script code in web clients, consider disabling script code and active content support within a client browser as a way to prevent a successful exploit. Note that this mitigation tactic might adversely affect legitimate websites that rely on the execution of browser-based script code.

Implement multiple redundant layers of security.
Implement measures such as '.htaccess' to provide an additional layer of authentication for sensitive or privileged information.

Updates are available. Please see the references or vendor advisory for more information.




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