VMSA-2018-0029

vSphere Data Protection (VDP) updates address multiple security issues.

VMware Security Advisory
 
VMware Security Advisory Advisory ID:
  VMSA-2018-0029
VMware Security Advisory Severity:
  Critical
VMware Security Advisory Synopsis:
  vSphere Data Protection (VDP) updates address multiple security issues.
VMware Security Advisory Issue date:
  2018-11-20
VMware Security Advisory Updated on:
  2018-11-20 (Initial Advisory)
VMware Security Advisory CVE numbers:
  CVE-2018-11066, CVE-2018-11067, CVE-2018-11076, CVE-2018-11077
 
1. Summary

vSphere Data Protection (VDP) updates address multiple security issues.

2. Relevant Products
  • vSphere Data Protection (VDP). VDP is based on Dell EMC Avamar Virtual Edition.
3. Problem Description

a. Remote code execution vulnerability.

VDP contains a remote code execution vulnerability. A remote unauthenticated attacker could potentially exploit this vulnerability to execute arbitrary commands on the server.

 

The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the identifier CVE-2018-11066 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 6.1.10
Mitigation/ Workaround None
VMware Product VDP
Product Version 6.0.x
Running on VA
Severity Critical
Replace with/ Apply Patch 6.0.9
Mitigation/ Workaround None

 

b. Open redirection vulnerability.

VDP contains an open redirection vulnerability. A remote unauthenticated attacker could potentially exploit this vulnerability to redirect application users to arbitrary web URLs by tricking the victim users to click on maliciously crafted links. The vulnerability could be used to conduct phishing attacks that cause users to unknowingly visit malicious sites.

 

The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the identifier CVE-2018-11067 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 Important
Replace with/ Apply Patch 6.1.10
Mitigation/ Workaround None
VMware Product VDP
Product Version 6.0.x
Running on VA
Severity Important
Replace with/ Apply Patch 6.0.9
Mitigation/ Workaround None

 

c. Command injection vulnerability.

The 'getlogs' troubleshooting utility in VDP contains an OS command injection vulnerability. A malicious admin user may potentially be able to execute arbitrary commands under root privilege.

 

The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the identifier CVE-2018-11076 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 Important
Replace with/ Apply Patch 6.1.9
Mitigation/ Workaround None
VMware Product VDP
Product Version 6.0.x
Running on VA
Severity Important
Replace with/ Apply Patch 6.0.9
Mitigation/ Workaround None

 

d. Information exposure vulnerability.

VDP contains an information exposure vulnerability. VDP Java management console’s SSL/TLS private key may be leaked in the VDP Java management client package. The private key could potentially be used by an unauthenticated attacker on the same data-link layer to initiate a MITM attack on management console users.

 

The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the identifier CVE-2018-11077 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 Moderate
Replace with/ Apply Patch 6.1.10
Mitigation/ Workaround None
VMware Product VDP
Product Version 6.0.x
Running on VA
Severity Moderate
Replace with/ Apply Patch 6.0.9
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 (VDP) 6.1.10

Downloads and Documentation:

https://my.vmware.com/group/vmware/details?productId=491&downloadGroup=VDP6110

https://www.vmware.com/support/pubs/vdr_pubs.html

 

vSphere Data Protection (VDP) 6.1.9
Downloads and Documentation:

https://my.vmware.com/group/vmware/details?productId=491&downloadGroup=VDP619

https://www.vmware.com/support/pubs/vdr_pubs.html

   

vSphere Data Protection (VDP) 6.0.9

Downloads and Documentation:  

https://my.vmware.com/group/vmware/details?productId=491&downloadGroup=VDP60_9

https://www.vmware.com/support/pubs/vdr_pubs.html      

 

6. Change log

 

2018-11-20 VMSA-2018-0029

Initial security advisory in conjunction with the release of VMware vSphere Data Protection 6.1.10 on 2018-11-20.

 

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