VMSA-2015-0006.1

VMware vCenter Server updates address a LDAP certificate validation issue

VMware Security Advisory
 
VMware Security Advisory Advisory ID:
  VMSA-2015-0006.1
VMware Security Advisory Synopsis:
  VMware vCenter Server updates address a LDAP certificate validation issue
VMware Security Advisory Issue date:
  2015-09-16
VMware Security Advisory Updated on:
  2015-10-01
VMware Security Advisory 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 Product ===== VMware vCenter Server
Product Version ===== 6.0
Running on ====== Any
Replace with/ Apply Patch ================== 6.0 u1
VMware Product ===== VMware vCenter Server
Product Version ===== 5.5
Running on ====== Any
Replace with/ Apply Patch ================== 5.5 u3
VMware Product ===== VMware vCenter Server
Product Version ===== 5.1
Running on ====== Any
Replace with/ Apply Patch ================== not affected
VMware Product ===== VMware vCenter Server
Product Version ===== 5.0
Running on ====== Any
Replace with/ Apply Patch ================== 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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