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VMware NSX and vCNS product updates address a critical information disclosure vulnerability.

VMware Security Advisory
Advisory ID: VMSA-2014-0009
Synopsis: VMware NSX and vCNS product updates address a critical information disclosure vulnerability.
Issue date: 2014-09-11
Updated on: 2014-09-11 (Initial Advisory)
CVE numbers:
1. Summary

VMware NSX and vCloud Networking and Security (vCNS) product updates address a vulnerability that could lead to critical information disclosure.
2. Relevant releases

NSX 6.0 prior to 6.0.6
vCNS 5.5 prior to 5.5.3
vCNS 5.1.4 prior to
3. Problem Description
a. VMware NSX and vCNS information disclosure vulnerability

VMware NSX and vCNS contain an input validation vulnerability. This issue may allow for critical information disclosure.

The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project ( has assigned the identifier CVE-2014-3796 to this issue.

Column 4 of the following table lists the action required to remediate the vulnerability in each release, if a solution is available.

VMware Product Running Replace with/
Product Version on Apply Patch
===== ===== ====== ==================
NSX Edge 


any not affected
NSX Edge 
6.0 any 6.0.6
vCNS Edge
5.5 any 5.5.3
vCNS Edge
5.1 any
4. Solution

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

VMware NSX




6. Change log

2014-09-11 VMSA-2014-0009
Initial security advisory in conjunction with the release of VMware NSX 6.1 and 6.0.6 and on 2014-09-11. vCNS 5.5.3 was released on 2014-09-09.

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