VMSA-2018-0009

vRealize Automation updates address multiple security issues

VMware Security Advisory
 
VMware Security Advisory Advisory ID:
  VMSA-2018-0009
VMware Security Advisory Severity:
  Important
VMware Security Advisory Synopsis:
  vRealize Automation updates address multiple security issues.
VMware Security Advisory Issue date:
  2018-04-12
VMware Security Advisory Updated on:
  2018-04-12 (Initial Advisory)
VMware Security Advisory CVE numbers:
  CVE-2018-6958, CVE-2018-6959
 
1. Summary

vRealize Automation (vRA) updates address multiple security issues.

2. Relevant Products
  • vRealize Automation (vRA)
3. Problem Description

a. DOM-based cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerability.

 

VMware vRealize Automation contains a vulnerability that may allow for a DOM-based cross-site scripting (XSS) attack. Exploitation of this issue may lead to the compromise of the vRA user's workstation.

 

VMware would like to thank Oliver Matula and Benjamin Schwendemann of ERNW Enno Rey Netzwerke GmbH for reporting this issue to us.

 

The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the identifier CVE-2018-6958 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 vRA
Product Version 7.3.x
Running on VA
Severity Important
Replace with/ Apply Patch 7.3.1
Mitigation/ Workaround None
VMware Product vRA
Product Version 7.2.x
Running on VA
Severity Important
Replace with/ Apply Patch 7.3.1
Mitigation/ Workaround None
VMware Product vRA
Product Version 7.1.x
Running on VA
Severity Important
Replace with/ Apply Patch 7.3.1
Mitigation/ Workaround None
VMware Product vRA
Product Version 7.0.x
Running on VA
Severity Important
Replace with/ Apply Patch 7.3.1
Mitigation/ Workaround None
VMware Product vRA
Product Version 6.2.x
Running on VA
Severity N/A
Replace with/ Apply Patch not affected
Mitigation/ Workaround N/A

 

 

 

b. Missing renewal of session tokens vulnerability

 

VMware vRealize Automation contains a vulnerability in the handling of session IDs. Exploitation of this issue may lead to the hijacking of a valid vRA user's session.

 

VMware would like to thank Oliver Matula and Benjamin Schwendemann of ERNW Enno Rey Netzwerke GmbH for reporting this issue to us.

 

The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the identifier CVE-2018-6959 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 vRA
Product Version 7.3.x
Running on VA
Severity Moderate
Replace with/ Apply Patch 7.4.0
Mitigation/ Workaround None
VMware Product vRA
Product Version 7.2.x
Running on VA
Severity Moderate
Replace with/ Apply Patch 7.4.0
Mitigation/ Workaround None
VMware Product vRA
Product Version 7.1.x
Running on VA
Severity Moderate
Replace with/ Apply Patch 7.4.0
Mitigation/ Workaround None
VMware Product vRA
Product Version 7.0.x
Running on VA
Severity Moderate
Replace with/ Apply Patch 7.4.0
Mitigation/ Workaround None
VMware Product vRA
Product Version 6.2.x
Running on VA
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 vRealize Automation 7.3.1

Downloads:  

https://my.vmware.com/web/vmware/info/slug/infrastructure_operations_management/vmware_vrealize_automation/7_3

Documentations:

https://docs.vmware.com/en/vRealize-Automation/index.html

 

VMware vRealize Automation 7.4.0
Downloads:

https://my.vmware.com/web/vmware/info/slug/infrastructure_operations_management/vmware_vrealize_automation/7_4

Documentations:

https://docs.vmware.com/en/vRealize-Automation/index.html

  

6. Change log

 

2018-04-12 VMSA-2018-0009
Initial security advisory in conjunction with the release of vRealize Automation 7.4.0 on 2018-04-12.

 

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