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VMSA-2011-0005.3

VMware vCenter Orchestrator and Alive Enterprise remote code execution vulnerability

VMware Security Advisory
Advisory ID: VMSA-2011-0005.3
Synopsis: VMware vCenter Orchestrator and Alive Enterprise remote code execution vulnerability
Issue date: 2011-03-14
Updated on: 2011-10-27
CVE numbers: CVE-2010-1870
1. Summary
A vulnerability in VMware vCenter Orchestrator (vCO) and Alive Enterprise could allow remote execution.
2. Relevant releases
VMware vCenter Orchestrator 4.1 Update 1 and earlier

VMware vCenter Orchestrator 4.0 Update 2 and earlier

Alive Enterprise 7.2
3. Problem Description
a. Vulnerability in third party Apache Struts component
VMware vCenter Orchestrator is an application to automate management tasks. Alive Enterprise is an application to monitor processes. Both products embed Apache Struts which is a third party component.

The following vulnerability has been reported in Apache Struts 2.0.11 or earlier. A remote execution of code vulnerability could allow malicious users to bypass the '#'-usage protection built into the ParametersInterceptor, which could allow server side context objects to be manipulated.

The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project ( cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CVE-2010-1870 to this vulnerability.

VMware would like to thank the Vulnerability Research Team of Digital Defense, Inc. for reporting this issue to us.

Apache Struts version 2.0.11 and earlier also contain vulnerabilities which have not been assigned CVE names. This advisory also addresses these vulnerabilities described at the following URLs:
Column 4 of the following table lists the action required to remediate the vulnerability in each release, if a solution is available.

VMware Product Product Version Running on Replace with/ Apply Patch
============= ======= ======= =================
vCO 4.1 Windows Update 2 *
vCO 4.0 Windows Update 3 *
Alive 7.2 any affected, upgrade to vCenter
Enterprise Operations Enterprise 1.0 **
vCenter any any not affected
Operations
Standard

* With vCO 4.1 Update 2 and vCO 4.0 Update 3 the workaround in VMware Knowledge Base article 1034175 is no longer necessary. vCO is part of vCenter Server.

** Alive Enterprise has been renamed to vCenter Operations Enterprise.
4. Solution
Please review the patch/release notes for your product and version and verify the checksum of your downloaded file.

VMware vCenter Server 4.0
---------------------------
Download link:
http://downloads.vmware.com/d/info/datacenter_downloads/vmware_vsphere_4/4_0
Release Notes:
http://www.vmware.com/support/vsphere4/doc/vsp_vc40_u3_rel_notes.htmll

File type: .iso
md5sum: b04780df75f70621d0c8794e8773a983
sha1sum: a9f1398306158572ea1c3d202ed8c6ad922e0764

File type: .zip
md5sum: bc8179a639dcc6563d7dbf968095edc7
sha1sum: 61b6dbb1bcf3aa74503e183317a00733b0253faa

VMware vSphere Client
File type: .exe
md5sum: 1b90081e422358c407ad9696c70c70f7
sha1sum: 7ba9043421f8b529b0da08fa83458069ccac0fe9

VMware vCenter Server 4.0 Update 3
The download for vCenter Server includes VMware vCenter Orchestrator.

VMware vCenter Server 4.1
---------------------------
VMware vCenter Server 4.1 Update 2
The download for vCenter Server includes VMware vCenter Orchestrator.

Download link:
http://downloads.vmware.com/d/info/datacenter_cloud_infrastructure/vmware_vsphere/4_1
Release Notes:
https://www.vmware.com/support/orchestrator/doc/vco_412_release_notes.html

File: VMware-VIMSetup-all-4.1.0-493063.iso
md5sum: d132326846a85bfc9ebbc53defeee6e1
sha1sum: 192c3e5d2a10bbe53c025cc7eedb3133a23e0541

File: VMware-VIMSetup-all-4.1.0-493063.zip
md5sum: 7fd7b09e501bd8fde52649b395491222
sha1sum: 46dd00e7c594ac672a5d7c3c27d15be2f5a5f1f1

File: VMware-viclient-all-4.1.0-491557.exe
md5sum: dafd31619ae66da65115ac3900697e3a
sha1sum: 98be4d349c9a655621c068d105593be4a8e542ef

Vmware vCenter Orchestrator
---------------------------
vCenter Orchestrator workaround for Apache Struts http://kb.vmware.com/kb/1034175

vCenter Operations Enterprise 1.0
---------------------------
https://www.vmware.com/downloads/download.do?downloadGroup=VCOPS-ENT-10
Release Notes:
http://www.vmware.com/support/vcops/doc/vcops-enterprise10-release-notes.html

VMware vCenter Operations Enterprise 1.0 Windows Installer (x64 bit)
md5sum: a8c164c11217f05bcddd1cb87bc1d6a0
sha1sum: f4298268c75b3cc67a042401e2a2bae8c4ba7ac8

VMware vCenter Operations Enterprise 1.0 Linux Installer (x64 bit)
md5sum: b82b120fa03532efb844655668383280
sha1sum: 663a2fc2039a6029a97fb02995088984c0cde430
6. Change log
2011-03-14 VMSA-2011-0005 Initial security advisory in conjunction with the release of an Apache Struts workaround for VMware vCenter Orchestrator on 2011-03-14.

2011-04-12 VMSA-2011-0005.1 Update of security advisory after the release of vCenter Operations Enterprise 1.0 on 2011-04-12.

2011-05-05 VMSA-2011-0005.2 Update of security advisory after the release of VMware vCenter Orchestrator 4.0 Update 3 on 2011-05-05.

2011-10-27 VMSA-2011-0005.3 Update of security advisory after the release of VMware vCenter Orchestrator 4.1 Update 2 on 2011-10-27.
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