VMware vSphere Data Protection product update addresses a critical information disclosure vulnerability.
VMware vSphere Data Protection 5.5 prior to 5.5.7
a. VMware vSphere Data Protection (VDP) contains a vulnerability that may allow a remote user to retrieve sensitive account credentials from the affected VDP server using Java API calls. No authentication to the VDP server is required for this potential attack. Exposed information includes MCUser and GSAN account passwords of all grid systems that are being monitored in VPD Enterprise Manager.
VMware would like to thank Jakub Mleczko from the Orange Poland security team for reporting this issue to EMC and the EMC Product Security Response Center for working with us on the issue.
The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the identifier CVE-2014-4624 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.
Please review the patch/release notes for your product and version and verify the checksum of your downloaded file.
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Initial security advisory for VDP 5.5.7 which was on released on 2014-10-09.
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