VMSA-2014-0007.2

VMware product updates address security vulnerabilities in Apache Struts library

VMware Security Advisory
 
VMware Security Advisory Advisory ID:
  VMSA-2014-0007.2
VMware Security Advisory Synopsis:
  VMware product updates address security vulnerabilities in Apache Struts library
VMware Security Advisory Issue date:
  2014-06-24
VMware Security Advisory Updated on:
  2014-09-09
VMware Security Advisory CVE numbers:
  CVE-2014-0050, CVE-2014-0094, CVE-2014-0112
1. Summary

VMware product updates address security vulnerabilities in Apache Struts library

2. Relevant releases

VMware vCenter Operations Management Suite prior to 5.8.2
VMware vCenter Operations Management Suite prior to 5.7.3

VMware vCenter Orchestrator prior to 5.5.2

3. Problem Description

The Apache Struts library is updated to version 2.3.16.2 to address multiple security issues.

The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the names CVE-2014-0050, CVE-2014-0094, and CVE-2014-0112 to these issues.

CVE-2014-0112 may lead to remote code execution. This issue was found to be only partially addressed in CVE-2014-0094.

CVE-2014-0050 may lead to a denial of service condition.

vCenter Operations Management Suite (vCOps) is affected by both CVE-2014-0112 and CVE-2014-0050. Exploitation of CVE-2014-0112 may lead to remote code execution without authentication.

vCenter Orchestrator (vCO) is affected by CVE-2014-0050 and not by CVE-2014-0112.

Workaround

A workaround for CVE-2014-0112 is documented in VMware Knowledge Base article 2081470.

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
VMware Product vCOPS
Product Version 5.8.x
Running on any
Replace with/ Apply Patch vCOPS 5.8.2
VMware Product vCOPS
Product Version 5.7.x
Running on any
Replace with/ Apply Patch vCOPS 5.7.3
VMware Product vCO
Product Version 5.5
Running on any
Replace with/ Apply Patch vCO 5.5.2
VMware Product vCO
Product Version 5.1
Running on any
Replace with/ Apply Patch patch pending
VMware Product vCO
Product Version 4.2
Running on any
Replace with/ Apply Patch patch pending
4. Solution

Please review the patch/release notes for your product and version and verify the checksum of your downloaded file.

vCenter Operations Management Suite 5.8.2 and 5.7.3
Downloads and Documentation:
https://www.vmware.com/go/download-vcops

vCenter Orchestrator 5.5.2
Downloads and Documentation:
https://www.vmware.com/go/download-vsphere

6. Change log

2014-06-24 VMSA-2014-0007
Initial security advisory in conjunction with the release of vCenter Operations Management Suite 5.8.2 on 2014-06-24.


2014-07-11 VMSA-2014-0007.1
Updated security advisory in conjunction with the release of vCenter Operations Management Suite 5.7.3 on 2014-07-10.

2014-09-09 VMSA-2014-0007.2
Updated security advisory in conjunction with the release of vCenter Orchestrator 5.5.2 on 2014-09-09.

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