VMSA-2017-0002

Horizon DaaS update addresses an insecure data validation issue

VMware Security Advisory
 
VMware Security Advisory Advisory ID:
  VMSA-2017-0002
VMware Security Advisory Severity:
  Moderate
VMware Security Advisory Synopsis:
  Horizon DaaS update addresses an insecure data validation issue
VMware Security Advisory Issue date:
  2017-03-02
VMware Security Advisory Updated on:
  2017-03-02 (Initial Advisory)
VMware Security Advisory CVE numbers:
  CVE-2017-4897
 
1. Summary

   Horizon DaaS update addresses an insecure data validation issue

2. Relevant Products
  • VMware Horizon DaaS
3. Problem Description

a. Horizon DaaS insecure data validation

 

Horizon DaaS contains a vulnerability that exists due to insufficient validation of data. An attacker may exploit this issue by tricking DaaS client users into connecting to a malicious server and sharing all their drives and devices. Successful exploitation of this vulnerability requires a victim to download a specially crafted RDP file through DaaS client by clicking on a malicious link.       

 

VMware would like to thank Ahmad Ashraff of Aura Information Security for reporting this issue to us.   

 

The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the identifier CVE-2017-4897 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 Horizon DaaS
Product Version 6.1.x
Running on All
Severity Moderate
Replace with/ Apply Patch 7.0.0
Mitigation/ Workaround None


4. Solution


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


VMware Horizon DaaS   

Downloads:

https://my.vmware.com/web/vmware/info/slug/desktop_end_user_computing/vmware_horizon_daas/7_0

Documentation:   

https://www.vmware.com/support/pubs/horizon-daas-platform-pubs.html

 

6. Change log

 

2017-03-02 VMSA-2017-0002 Initial security advisory in conjunction with the release of VMware Horizon DaaS 7.0.0 on 2017-03-02.

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