VMSA-2016-0009

VMware vCenter Server updates address an important reflected cross-site scripting issue

VMware Security Advisory
 
VMware Security Advisory Advisory ID:
  VMSA-2016-0009
VMware Security Advisory Synopsis:
  VMware vCenter Server updates address an important reflected cross-site scripting issue
VMware Security Advisory Issue date:
  2016-06-14
VMware Security Advisory Updated on:
  2016-06-14 (Initial Advisory)
VMware Security Advisory CVE numbers:
  CVE-2015-6931
1. Summary

VMware vCenter Server updates address an important reflected cross-site scripting issue.

2. Relevant Releases

vCenter Server 5.5 prior to 5.5 update 2d
vCenter Server 5.1 prior to 5.1 update 3d
vCenter Server 5.0 prior to 5.0 update 3g

3. Problem Description

a. Important vCenter Server reflected cross-site scripting issue  

 

The vSphere Web Client contains a reflected cross-site scripting vulnerability due to a lack of input sanitization. An attacker can exploit this issue by tricking a victim into clicking a malicious link.  

 

VMware would like to thank Matt Schmidt for reporting this issue to us.  

 

The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the identifier CVE-2015-6931 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 vCenter Server
Product Version 6.0
Running on Any
Replace with/ Apply Patch Not affected
VMware Product vCenter Server
Product Version 5.5
Running on Any
Replace with/ Apply Patch 5.5 U2d *
VMware Product vCenter Server
Product Version 5.1
Running on Any
Replace with/ Apply Patch 5.1 U3d *
VMware Product vCenter Server
Product Version 5.0
Running on Any
Replace with/ Apply Patch 5.0 U3g *

 

* The client side component of the vSphere Web Client does not need
to be updated to remediate CVE-2015-6931. Updating the vCenter Server is sufficient to remediate this issue.

 

4. Solution

 

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

 

vCenter Server

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Downloads and Documentation:

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

 

5. References

 

http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2015-6931

 

6. Change log

 

2016-06-14 VMSA-2016-0009

Initial security advisory in conjunction with the release of VMwarevCenter Server 5.0 U3g on 2016-06-14.

 

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