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VMSA-2014-0011

VMware vSphere Data Protection product update addresses a critical information disclosure vulnerability.

VMware Security Advisory
Advisory ID: VMSA-2014-0011
Synopsis: VMware vSphere Data Protection product update addresses a critical information disclosure vulnerability.
Issue date: 2014-10-22
Updated on: 2014-10-22 (Initial Advisory)
CVE numbers:
CVE-2014-4624
1. Summary
VMware vSphere Data Protection product update addresses a critical information disclosure vulnerability.
2. Relevant releases
VMware vSphere Data Protection 5.5 prior to 5.5.7
3. Problem Description
a. VMware vSphere Data Protection (VDP) contains a vulnerability that may allow a remote user to retrieve sensitive account credentials from the affected VDP server using Java API calls. No authentication to the VDP server is required for this potential attack. Exposed information includes MCUser and GSAN account passwords of all grid systems that are being monitored in VPD Enterprise Manager.

VMware would like to thank Jakub Mleczko from the Orange Poland security team for reporting this issue to EMC and the EMC Product Security Response Center for working with us on the issue.

The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the identifier CVE-2014-4624 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
===== ===== ====== ==================
VDP 

5.8

any not affected
VDP
5.5 any 5.5.7
VDP
5.1 any not affected
4. Solution
Please review the patch/release notes for your product and version and verify the checksum of your downloaded file.

VMware vSphere Data Protection
Downloads:
https://my.vmware.com/web/vmware/details?productId=375&downloadGroup=VDPADV55_7

Documentation:
https://www.vmware.com/support/vdr/doc/vdp_557_releasenotes.html

6. Change log
2014-10-22 VMSA-2014-0011
Initial security advisory for VDP 5.5.7 which was on released on 2014-10-09.
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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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