VMSA-2017-0007

VMware vCenter Server updates resolve a remote code    execution vulnerability via BlazeDS

VMware Security Advisory
 
VMware Security Advisory Advisory ID:
  VMSA-2017-0007
VMware Security Advisory Severity:
  Critical
VMware Security Advisory Synopsis:
  VMware vCenter Server updates resolve a remote code execution vulnerability via BlazeDS
VMware Security Advisory Issue date:
  2017-04-13
VMware Security Advisory Updated on:
  2017-04-13 (Initial Advisory)
VMware Security Advisory CVE numbers:
  CVE-2017-5641
 
1. Summary

VMware vCenter Server updates resolve a remote code execution vulnerability via BlazeDS

2. Relevant Products
  • VMware vCenter Server
3. Problem Description

Remote code execution vulnerability via BlazeDS

VMware vCenter Server contains a remote code execution vulnerability due to the use of BlazeDS to process AMF3 messages. This issue may be exploited to execute arbitrary code when deserializing an untrusted Java object.

 

Note: The issue is present in the Customer Experience Improvement Program (CEIP) opt-in UI. If a customer has opted out of CEIP, the vulnerability is still present. Also, opting out will not remove the vulnerability.


The table below lists the versions of vCenter Server that have a fix for the issue. It also lists the VMware Knowledge Base articles that document a workaround that removes the vulnerability. 

 

VMware would like to thank Markus Wulftange of Code White GmbH for reporting this issue to us.


The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the identifier CVE-2017-5641 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 vCenter Server
Product Version 6.5
Running on Any
Severity Critical
Replace with/ Apply Patch 6.5c
Mitigation/ Workaround KB2149815
VMware Product vCenter Server
Product Version 6.0
Running on Any
Severity Critical
Replace with/ Apply Patch 6.0U3b
Mitigation/ Workaround KB2149816
VMware Product vCenter Server
Product Version 5.5
Running on Any
Severity N/A
Replace with/ Apply Patch Not affected
Mitigation/ Workaround N/A

 

 

4. Solution

 

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


VMware vCenter Server 6.5c  

Downloads:  

https://my.vmware.com/web/vmware/details?downloadGroup=VC650C&productId=618&rPId=15826  

Documentation: 

https://www.vmware.com/support/pubs/vsphere-esxi-vcenter-server-6-pubs.html   

 

    

VMware vCenter Server 6.0U3b  

Downloads:

https://my.vmware.com/web/vmware/details?downloadGroup=VC60U3B&productId=491&rPId=15722  

Documentation:  

https://www.vmware.com/support/pubs/vsphere-esxi-vcenter-server-6-pubs.html

6. Change log

 

2017-04-13 VMSA-2017-0007  

Initial security advisory in conjunction with the release of VMware vCenter Server 6.5c and 6.0U3b on 2017-04-13.

7. Contact

 

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