VMSA-2016-0024.1

vSphere Data Protection (VDP) updates address SSH Key-Based authentication issue

VMware Security Advisory
 
VMware Security Advisory Advisory ID:
  VMSA-2016-0024.1
VMware Security Advisory Severity:
  Critical
VMware Security Advisory Synopsis:
  vSphere Data Protection (VDP) updates address SSH Key-Based authentication issue
VMware Security Advisory Issue date:
  2016-12-20
VMware Security Advisory Updated on:
  2017-06-06
VMware Security Advisory CVE numbers:
  CVE-2016-7456
 
1. Summary

vSphere Data Protection (VDP) updates address SSH key-based authentication issue

2. Relevant Products
  • vSphere Data Protection (VDP)
3. Problem Description

VDP SSH key-based authentication issue

 

VDP contains a private SSH key with a known password that is configured to allow key-based authentication. Exploitation of this issue may allow an unauthorized remote attacker to log into the appliance with root privileges.
 

VMware would like to thank Marc Ströbel aka phroxvs from HvS-Consulting for reporting this issue to VMware.  

 

The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the identifier CVE-2016-7456 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 VDP
Product Version 6.1.x
Running on VA
Severity Critical
Replace with/ Apply Patch 6.1.4
Mitigation/ Workaround KB2147069
VMware Product VDP
Product Version 6.0.x
Running on VA
Severity Critical
Replace with/ Apply Patch 6.0.5
Mitigation/ Workaround KB2147069
VMware Product VDP
Product Version 5.8.x
Running on VA
Severity Critical
Replace with/ Apply Patch KB2147069
Mitigation/ Workaround None
VMware Product VDP
Product Version 5.5.x
Running on VA
Severity Critical
Replace with/ Apply Patch KB2147069
Mitigation/ Workaround None


4. Solution


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

 

vSphere Data Protection 6.1.4  

Downloads and Documentation:  

https://my.vmware.com/group/vmware/details?productId=491&downloadGroup=VDP614   https://www.vmware.com/support/pubs/vdr_pubs.html  

 

vSphere Data Protection 6.0.5  

Downloads and Documentation:  

https://my.vmware.com/group/vmware/details?productId=491&downloadGroup=VDP60_5   https://www.vmware.com/support/pubs/vdr_pubs.html  

 

vSphere Data Protection 5.8.x & 5.5.x  

Downloads and Documentation:  

http://kb.vmware.com/kb/2147069

6. Change log

 

2016-12-20: VMSA-2016-0024
Initial security advisory in conjunction with the release of vSphere Data Protection updates on 2016-12-20.

 

2017-06-06: VMSA-2016-0024.1

Security advisory update in conjunction with the release of vSphere Data Protection 6.0.5 fixes.

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