VMSA-2016-0007.2

VMware NSX and vCNS product updates address a critical information disclosure vulnerability

VMware Security Advisory
 
VMware Security Advisory Advisory ID:
  VMSA-2016-0007.2
VMware Security Advisory Synopsis:
  VMware NSX and vCNS product updates address a critical information disclosure vulnerability
VMware Security Advisory Issue date:
  2016-06-09
VMware Security Advisory Updated on:
  2016-08-26
VMware Security Advisory CVE numbers:
  CVE-2016-2079
1. Summary

VMware NSX and vCNS product updates address a critical information disclosure vulnerability.

2. Relevant Releases

NSX 6.2 prior to 6.2.3  
NSX 6.1 prior to 6.1.7
vCNS 5.5.4 prior to 5.5.4.3

3. Problem Description

a. VMware NSX and vCNS critical information disclosure vulnerability

VMware NSX and vCNS with SSL-VPN enabled contain a critical input validation vulnerability. This issue may allow a remote attacker to gain access to sensitive information.   

 

The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the identifier CVE-2016-2079 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 NSX Edge
Product Version 6.2
Running on Any
Replace with/ Apply Patch 6.2.4 *
VMware Product NSX Edge
Product Version 6.1
Running on Any
Replace with/ Apply Patch 6.1.7
VMware Product vCNS Edge
Product Version 5.5
Running on Any
Replace with/ Apply Patch 5.5.4.3


* Note: NSX Edge 6.2.3 which addresses CVE-2016-2079 is no longer available for download. Customers are advised to update to NSX 6.2.4.

 

4. Solution

 

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

 

VMware NSX Downloads:    

https://www.vmware.com/go/download-nsx-vsphere

 

Documentation:    

https://www.vmware.com/support/pubs/nsx_pubs.html

 

vCNS Downloads:    

https://www.vmware.com/go/download-vcd-ns

 

Documentation:    

https://www.vmware.com/support/pubs/vshield_pubs.html

 

5. References

http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2016-2079


VMware Knowledge Base article 2006985

https://kb.vmware.com/kb/2006985

 

6. Change log

2016-06-09 VMSA-2016-0007
Initial security advisory in conjunction with the release of VMware NSX 6.2.3, 6.1.7 and vCNS 5.5.4.3 on 2016-06-09.

 

2016-08-15 VMSA-2016-0007.1

Updated security advisory to reflect that NSX Edge 6.2.x customers that use SSL-VPN

are advised to contact VMware support.


2016-08-26 VMSA-2016-0007.2
Updated security advisory in conjunction with the release of VMware NSX 6.2.4. Added to advisory that NSX 6.2.x customers are advised to update to NSX 6.2.4 since NSX 6.2.3 is no longer available for download.

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fulldisclosure@seclists.org

 

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