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VMSA-2015-0002

VMware vSphere Data Protection product update addresses a certificate validation vulnerability.

VMware Security Advisory
Advisory ID: VMSA-2015-0002
Synopsis: VMware vSphere Data Protection product update addresses a certificate validation vulnerability.
Issue date: 2015-01-29
Updated on: 2015-01-29 (Initial Advisory)
CVE numbers:
CVE-2014-4632
1. Summary
VMware vSphere Data Protection product update addresses a certificate validation vulnerability.
2. Relevant releases
VMware vSphere Data Protection 5.8
VMware vSphere Data Protection 5.5 prior to 5.5.9
VMware vSphere Data Protection 5.1 all versions
3. Problem Description
a. VMware vSphere Data Protection certificate validation vulnerability

VMware vSphere Data Protection (VDP) does not fully validate SSL certificates coming from vCenter Server. This issue may allow a Man-in-the-Middle attack that enables the attacker to perform unauthorized backup and restore operations.

VMware would like to thank Thorsten Tüllmann of the Steinbuch Centre for Computing, KIT, Germany for reporting this issue to VMware 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-2014-4632 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 5.8.1
VDP
5.5 any 5.5.9
VDP
5.1 any

no patch planned
update to 5.5.9 or 5.8.1

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:
5.8.1:
https://my.vmware.com/group/vmware/get-download?downloadGroup=VDP58_1
5.5.9:
https://my.vmware.com/group/vmware/get-download?downloadGroup=VDP55_9

6. Change log
2015-01-29 VMSA-2015-0002
Initial security advisory for VDP 5.8.1 and 5.5.9 which were on released on 2015-01-29.
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