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VMSA-2015-0006.1

VMware vCenter Server updates address a LDAP certificate validation issue

VMware Security Advisory
Advisory ID: VMSA-2015-0006.1
Synopsis: VMware vCenter Server updates address a LDAP certificate validation issue
Issue date: 2015-09-16
Updated on: 2015-10-01
CVE numbers: CVE-2015-6932
1. Summary
VMware vCenter Server updates address a LDAP certificate validation issue.
2. Relevant Releases
VMware vCenter Server prior to version 6.0 update 1
VMware vCenter Server prior to version 5.5 update 3
3. Problem Description
VMware vCenter Server LDAP certificate validation vulnerability.

VMware vCenter Server does not validate the certificate when connecting to a single sign on identity source using LDAPS (LDAP over SSL). This applies when connecting to Active Directory as an LDAP Server or OpenLDAP. Exploitation of this vulnerability may allow an attacker that is able to intercept traffic between vCenter Server and the LDAP server to capture sensitive information. Active Directory (Integrated Windows Authentication) is unaffected.

The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the identifier CVE-2015-6932 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 vCenter Server
6.0
Any
6.0 u1
VMware vCenter Server
5.5
Any 5.5 u3
VMware vCenter Server 5.1 Any not affected
VMware vCenter Server 5.0 Any not affected
4. Solution
Please review the patch/release notes for your product and version and verify the checksum of your downloaded file.

vCenter Server
Downloads and Documentation:
https://www.vmware.com/go/download-vsphere
6. Change log

2015-09-16 VMSA-2015-0006
Initial security advisory.

2015-10-01 VMSA-2015-0006.1
Update to section 3 to clarify that Active Directory (Integrated Windows Authentication) is not affected.

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