VMSA-2017-0004.5

VMware product updates resolve remote code execution vulnerability via Apache Struts 2

VMware Security Advisory
 
VMware Security Advisory Advisory ID:
  VMSA-2017-0004.5
VMware Security Advisory Severity:
  Critical
VMware Security Advisory Synopsis:
  VMware product updates resolve remote code execution vulnerability via Apache Struts 2
VMware Security Advisory Issue date:
  2017-03-13
VMware Security Advisory Updated on:
  2017-03-21
VMware Security Advisory CVE numbers:
  CVE-2017-5638
 
1. Summary

VMware product updates resolve remote code execution vulnerability via Apache Struts 2

2. Relevant Products
  • Horizon Desktop as-a-Service Platform (DaaS)
  • VMware vCenter Server (vCenter)
  • vRealize Operations Manager (vROps)
  • vRealize Hyperic Server (Hyperic)
3. Problem Description

Remote code execution vulnerability via Apache Struts 2

 

Multiple VMware products contain a remote code execution vulnerability due to the use of Apache Struts 2. Successful exploitation of this issue may result in the complete compromise of an affected product.

The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the identifier CVE-2017-5638 to this issue.

Column 5 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
Severity
Replace with/ Apply Patch
Mitigation/ Workaround
VMware Product DaaS
Product Version 7.x
Running on Any
Severity Critical
Replace with/ Apply Patch KB2149495
Mitigation/ Workaround None
VMware Product DaaS
Product Version 6.1.6
Running on Any
Severity Critical
Replace with/ Apply Patch KB2149500
Mitigation/ Workaround None
VMware Product DaaS
Product Version 6.1.5
Running on Any
Severity Critical
Replace with/ Apply Patch KB2149588
Mitigation/ Workaround None
VMware Product vCenter
Product Version 6.5
Running on Any
Severity Critical
Replace with/ Apply Patch 6.5b
Mitigation/ Workaround None
VMware Product vCenter
Product Version 6.0
Running on Any
Severity Critical
Replace with/ Apply Patch 6.0u3a
Mitigation/ Workaround KB2149434
VMware Product vCenter
Product Version 5.5
Running on Any
Severity N/A
Replace with/ Apply Patch not affected
Mitigation/ Workaround N/A
VMware Product vROps
Product Version 6.x
Running on Any
Severity Critical
Replace with/ Apply Patch patch pending
Mitigation/ Workaround KB2149472
VMware Product Hyperic
Product Version 5.x
Running on Any
Severity Critical
Replace with/ Apply Patch patch pending
Mitigation/ Workaround None


4. Solution


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


Horizon Desktop as-a-Service Platform 7.0.0
Downloads and Documentation:
https://my.vmware.com/web/vmware/details?downloadGroup=HORIZON_DAAS_700&productId=638&rPId=14833
https://kb.vmware.com/kb/2149495

Horizon Desktop as-a-Service Platform 6.1.6
Downloads and Documentation:
https://my.vmware.com/web/vmware/details?downloadGroup=HORIZON-DAAS-610-BIN&productId=405&rPId=6527
https://kb.vmware.com/kb/2149500

Horizon Desktop as-a-Service Platform 6.1.5
Downloads and Documentation:
https://my.vmware.com/web/vmware/details?downloadGroup=HORIZON-DAAS-610-BIN&productId=405&rPId=6527
https://kb.vmware.com/kb/2149588

VMware vCenter Server 6.5b
Downloads and Documentation:
https://my.vmware.com/web/vmware/details?downloadGroup=VC650B&productId=614&rPId=15190

VMware vCenter Server 6.0u3a
Downloads and Documentation:
https://my.vmware.com/web/vmware/details?downloadGroup=VC60U3&productId=491&rPId=15373

https://kb.vmware.com/kb/2149434

vRealize Operations Manager
Downloads and Documentation:
https://kb.vmware.com/kb/2149472

6. Change log

 

2017-03-13: VMSA-2017-0004
Initial security advisory in conjunction with the release of workarounds for VMware vCenter Server 6.5 and 6.0.

2017-03-14: VMSA-2017-0004.1

Security advisory update removing workaround for VMware vCenter Server 6.5 due to customer reported issues.

2017-03-14: VMSA-2017-0004.2
Security advisory update in conjunction with the release of VMware vCenter Server 6.5b.

2017-03-15: VMSA-2017-0004.3
Security advisory update in conjunction with the release of HorizonDesktop as-a-Service Platform 6.1.6 fixes and a vRealize Operations Manager workaround.

2017-03-16: VMSA-2017-0004.4
Security advisory update in conjunction with the release of Horizon Desktop as-a-Service Platform 7.0.0 fixes.

2017-03-21: VMSA-2017-0004.5
Security advisory update in conjunction with the release of HorizonDesktop as-a-Service Platform 6.1.5 fixes and vCenter 6.0u3a.

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