VMSA-2015-0009.5

VMware product updates address a critical deserialization vulnerability

VMware Security Advisory
 
VMware Security Advisory Advisory ID:
  VMSA-2015-0009.5
VMware Security Advisory Synopsis:
  VMware product updates address a critical deserialization vulnerability
VMware Security Advisory Issue date:
  2015-12-18
VMware Security Advisory Updated on:
  2016-11-17
VMware Security Advisory CVE numbers:
  CVE-2015-6934
1. Summary

VMware product updates address a critical deserialization vulnerability.

2. Relevant Releases

vRealize Orchestrator 6.x
vCenter Orchestrator 4.2.x, 5.x
vRealize Operations 6.x
vRealize Infrastructure Navigator 5.8.x

3. Problem Description

3.a  Commons-collections deserialization vulnerability


A deserialization vulnerability involving Apache Commons-collections and a specially constructed chain of classes exists. Successful exploitation could result in remote code execution, with the permissions of the application using the Commons-collections library.

 

VMware would like to thank Jacob Baines of Tenable Network Security for reporting that the vRealize Operations appliance is affected.

 

The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the identifier CVE-2015-6934 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 vRealize Orchestrator
Product Version 7.0
Running on Any
Replace with/ Apply Patch Not affected
VMware Product vRealize Orchestrator
Product Version 6.x
Running on Any
Replace with/ Apply Patch 6.0.5 or KB2141244
VMware Product vRealize Orchestrator
Product Version 4.2.x, 5.x
Running on Any
Replace with/ Apply Patch KB2141244
VMware Product vRealize Operations
Product Version 6.x
Running on Any
Replace with/ Apply Patch 6.2
VMware Product vRealize Operations
Product Version 5.x
Running on Any
Replace with/ Apply Patch not affected
VMware Product vCenter Application Discovery Manager (vADM)
Product Version 7.x
Running on Any
Replace with/ Apply Patch No patch planned
VMware Product vRealize Infrastructure Navigator
Product Version 5.8.x
Running on Linux
Replace with/ Apply Patch 5.8.5

* Exploitation of the issue on vCenter Application Discovery Manager is limited to local privilege escalation.

 

4. Solution

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

vRealize Orchestrator 6.x and vCenter Orchestrator 5.x
Downloads and Documentation:
https://my.vmware.com/group/vmware/details?downloadGroup=VROVA_605&productId=491&rPId=13637

http://pubs.vmware.com/Release_Notes/en/orchestrator/vrealize-orchestrator-605-release-notes.html

http://kb.vmware.com/kb/2141244

vRealize Operations 6.x
Release Notes
http://pubs.vmware.com/Release_Notes/en/vrops/62/vrops-62-release-notes.html

vRealize Infrastructure Navigator 5.8.5
Release Notes
http://pubs.vmware.com/Release_Notes/en/vin/585/releasenotes-vin585.html

 

5. References
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2015-6934

6. Change log

2015-12-18 VMSA-2015-0009 Initial security advisory in conjunction
with the release of vRealize Orchestrator 6.x and vCenter Orchestrator 5.x patches on 2015-12-18.

 

2016-01-29 VMSA-2015-0009.1
Updated security advisory in conjunction with the release of vRealize Operations 6.2 on 2016-01-28. Added a note below the table in section 3.a that exploitation of this issue in vCenter Application Discovery Manager is limited to local privilege escalation.

2016-03-15 VMSA-2015-0009.2
Updated security advisory to reflect the release of vRealize Infrastructure Navigator 5.8.5, which addresses CVE-2015-6934.

2016-06-14 VMSA-2015-0009.3
Updated security advisory to reflect that vCenter Operations 5.x is not affected (earlier versions of this advisory said “Patch Pending”). Added that no patch is planned for vCenter Application Discovery Manager.

 

2016-08-23 VMSA-2015-0009.4
Updated security advisory to reflect that the appliance version of vRealize Operations 6.x is affected (earlier versions of this advisory said “Not affected”). Added acknowledgement for reporter that alerted VMware to this.

 

2016-11-17 VMSA-2015-0009.5
Updated security advisory in conjunction with the release of vRealize Orchestrator 6.0.5 on 2016-11-17.

 

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