Critical

VMSA-2021-0004.2
7.2 - 8.6
2021-03-30
2021-08-24
CVE-2021-21975, CVE-2021-21983
VMware vRealize Operations updates address Server Side Request Forgery and Arbitrary File Write vulnerabilities (CVE-2021-21975, CVE-2021-21983)

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1. Impacted Products
  • VMware vRealize Operations
  • VMware Cloud Foundation
  • vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager
2. Introduction

Multiple vulnerabilities in VMware vRealize Operations were privately reported to VMware. Patches and Workarounds are available to address these vulnerabilities in impacted VMware products. 

3a. Server Side Request Forgery in vRealize Operations Manager API (CVE-2021-21975)

Description

The vRealize Operations Manager API contains a Server Side Request Forgery. VMware has evaluated this issue to be of 'Important' severity with a maximum CVSSv3 base score of 8.6.

Known Attack Vectors

A malicious actor with network access to the vRealize Operations Manager API can perform a Server Side Request Forgery attack to steal administrative credentials.

Resolution

To remediate CVE-2021-21975 apply the updates listed in the 'Fixed Version' column of the 'Response Matrix' below to impacted deployments.

Workarounds

Workarounds for CVE-2021-21975 have been listed in the 'Workarounds' column of the 'Response Matrix' below.

Additional Documentation

A FAQ was created which is listed in the 'Additional Documentation' column of the 'Response Matrix' below.

Acknowledgements

VMware would like to thank Egor Dimitrenko of Positive Technologies for reporting this vulnerability to us.

3b. Arbitrary file write vulnerability in vRealize Operations Manager API (CVE-2021-21983)

Description

The vRealize Operations Manager API contains an arbitrary file write vulnerability. VMware has evaluated this issue to be of 'Important' severity with a maximum CVSSv3 base score of 7.2.

Known Attack Vectors

An authenticated malicious actor with network access to the vRealize Operations Manager API can write files to arbitrary locations on the underlying photon operating system.

Resolution

To remediate CVE-2021-21983 apply the updates listed in the 'Fixed Version' column of the 'Response Matrix' below to affected deployments.

Workarounds

Workarounds for CVE-2021-21983 have been listed in the 'Workarounds' column of the 'Response Matrix' below.

Additional Documentation

A FAQ was created which is listed in the 'Additional Documentation' column of the 'Response Matrix' below.

Acknowledgements

VMware would like to thank Egor Dimitrenko of Positive Technologies for reporting this vulnerability to us.

Notes

[1] The hotfixes previously mentioned in this advisory were found to only have partially resolved CVE-2021-21975 leaving a residual risk of moderate severity (CVSS = 4.3). Hotfixes created to resolve the vulnerabilities documented in VMSA-2021-0018 also include complete fixes for CVE-2021-21975.

[2] vRealize Operations Manager 8.4.0 shipped with the aforementioned incomplete fixes, and is therefore partially impacted by CVE-2021-21975.

Response Matrix:

Product Version Running On CVE Identifier CVSSv3 Severity Fixed Version Workarounds Additional Documentation
vRealize Operations Manager
8.5.0
Any
CVE-2021-21975, CVE-2021-21983
N/A
N/A
Unaffected
N/A
N/A
[2] vRealize Operations Manager
8.4.0
Any
CVE-2021-21975
moderate
None
None
[2] vRealize Operations Manager
8.4.0
Any
CVE-2021-21983
N/A
N/A
Unaffected
N/A
N/A
[1] vRealize Operations Manager
8.3.0
Any
CVE-2021-21975, CVE-2021-21983
7.2 - 8.6
critical
[1] vRealize Operations Manager
8.2.0
Any
CVE-2021-21975, CVE-2021-21983
7.2 - 8.6
critical
[1] vRealize Operations Manager
8.1.1, 8.1.0
Any
CVE-2021-21975, CVE-2021-21983
7.2 - 8.6
critical
[1] vRealize Operations Manager
8.0.1, 8.0.0
Any
CVE-2021-21975, CVE-2021-21983
7.2 - 8.6
critical
[1] vRealize Operations Manager
7.5.0
Any
CVE-2021-21975, CVE-2021-21983
7.2 - 8.6
critical
vRealize Operations Manager
7.0.0
Any
CVE-2021-21975, CVE-2021-21983
7.2 - 8.6
critical
No patch planned
vRealize Operations Manager
6.7.0
Any
CVE-2021-21975, CVE-2021-21983
7.2 - 8.6
critical
No patch planned
vRealize Operations Manager
6.6.1, 6.6.0
Any
N/A
N/A
N/A
Unaffected
N/A
N/A

Impacted Product Suites that Deploy Response Matrix Components:

Product Version Running On CVE Identifier CVSSv3 Severity Fixed Version Workarounds Additional Documentation
VMware Cloud Foundation (vROps)
4.x
Any
CVE-2021-21975, CVE-2021-21983
7.2 - 8.6
critical
See 'Response Matrix' workaround column above
VMware Cloud Foundation (vROps)
3.x
Any
CVE-2021-21975, CVE-2021-21983
7.2 - 8.6
critical
See 'Response Matrix' workaround column above
vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager (vROps)
8.x
Any
CVE-2021-21975, CVE-2021-21983
7.2 - 8.6
critical
See 'Response Matrix' workaround column above
4. References
5. Change Log

2021-03-30: VMSA-2021-0004
Initial security advisory.

2021-03-31: VMSA-2021-0004.1
Updated advisory with information on vROps 7.0.0 workarounds.

2021-08-24: VMSA-2021-0004.2
Updated advisory with information that fixes for CVE-2021-21975 were incomplete.

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