VMSA-2014-0009

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

VMware Security Advisory
 
VMware Security Advisory Advisory ID:
  VMSA-2014-0009
VMware Security Advisory Synopsis:
  VMware NSX and vCNS product updates address a critical information disclosure vulnerability.
VMware Security Advisory Issue date:
  2014-09-11
VMware Security Advisory Updated on:
  2014-09-11 (Initial Advisory)
VMware Security Advisory CVE numbers:
 
CVE-2014-3796
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 5.1.4.2

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 (cve.mitre.org) 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
Product Version
Running on
Replace with/ Apply Patch
VMware Product NSX Edge 
Product Version 6.1
Running on any
Replace with/ Apply Patch not affected
VMware Product NSX Edge 
Product Version 6.0
Running on any
Replace with/ Apply Patch 6.0.6
VMware Product vCNS Edge
Product Version 5.5
Running on any
Replace with/ Apply Patch 5.5.3
VMware Product vCNS Edge
Product Version 5.1
Running on any
Replace with/ Apply Patch 5.1.4.2
4. Solution

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

VMware NSX
Downloads:
https://www.vmware.com/go/download-nsx-vsphere

Documentation:
https://www.vmware.com/support/pubs/nsx_pubs.html

vCNS
Downloads:
https://www.vmware.com/go/download-vcd-ns

Documentation:
https://www.vmware.com/support/pubs/vshield_pubs.html

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 5.1.4.2 on 2014-09-11. vCNS 5.5.3 was released on 2014-09-09.

7. Contact

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This Security Advisory is posted to the following lists:

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  • bugtraq at securityfocus.com
  • fulldisclosure at seclists.org


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