VMSA-2018-0015

VMware AirWatch Agent updates resolve remote code execution vulnerability.

VMware Security Advisory
 
VMware Security Advisory Advisory ID:
  VMSA-2018-0015
VMware Security Advisory Severity:
  Critical
VMware Security Advisory Synopsis:
  VMware AirWatch Agent updates resolve remote code execution vulnerability.
VMware Security Advisory Issue date:
  2018-06-11
VMware Security Advisory Updated on:
  2018-06-11 (Initial Advisory)
VMware Security Advisory CVE numbers:
  CVE-2018-6968
1. Summary

VMware AirWatch Agent updates resolve remote code execution vulnerability.

2. Relevant Products
  • VMware AirWatch Agent for Android (A/W Agent)
  • VMware AirWatch Agent for Windows Mobile (A/W Agent)   
3. Problem Description

The VMware AirWatch Agent for Android and Windows Mobile devices contain a remote code execution vulnerability in real time File Manager capabilities. This vulnerability may allow for   unauthorized creation and execution of files in the Agent sandbox and other publicly accessible directories such as those on the SD card by a malicious administrator.

 

The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has   assigned the identifier CVE-2018-6968 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 A/W Agent
Product Version x.x
Running on Android
Severity Critical
Replace with/ Apply Patch 8.2*
Mitigation/ Workaround None
VMware Product A/W Agent
Product Version x.x
Running on iOS
Severity N/A
Replace with/ Apply Patch Unaffected
Mitigation/ Workaround None
VMware Product A/W Agent
Product Version x.x
Running on Windows Mobile
Severity Critical
Replace with/ Apply Patch 6.5.2*
Mitigation/ Workaround None

*These updates will effectively disable File and Registry Management capabilities. For more information please see: https://support.workspaceone.com/articles/360005681594
 

4. Solution

 

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

 

VMware AirWatch Agent for Android 8.2

Downloads and Documentation:

https://play.google.com/

 

VMware AirWatch Agent for Windows Mobile 6.5.2

Downloads and Documentation:

https://support.workspaceone.com/articles/360005681594

6. Change log

 

2018-06-11: Initial security advisory in conjunction with the release of VMware AirWatch Agent for Android 8.2 and VMware AirWatch Agent for Windows Mobile 6.5.2.

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