VMSA-2018-0001

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

VMware Security Advisory
 
VMware Security Advisory Advisory ID:
  VMSA-2018-0001
VMware Security Advisory Severity:
  Critical
VMware Security Advisory Synopsis:
  vSphere Data Protection (VDP) updates address multiple security issues.
VMware Security Advisory Issue date:
  2018-01-02
VMware Security Advisory Updated on:
  2018-01-02 (Initial Advisory)
VMware Security Advisory CVE numbers:
  CVE-2017-15548, CVE-2017-15549, CVE-2017-15550
 
1. Summary

vSphere Data Protection (VDP) updates address multiple security issues

2. Relevant Products
  • vSphere Data Protection (VDP)
3. Problem Description

a. VDP authentication bypass vulnerability.

VDP contains an authentication bypass vulnerability.

A remote unauthenticated malicious user can potentially bypass application authentication and gain unauthorized root access to the affected systems.

 

The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the identifier CVE-2017-15548 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 6.1.6
Mitigation/ Workaround None
VMware Product VDP
Product Version 6.0.x
Running on VA
Severity Critical
Replace with/ Apply Patch 6.0.7
Mitigation/ Workaround None
VMware Product VDP
Product Version 5.x
Running on VA
Severity Critical
Replace with/ Apply Patch 6.0.7
Mitigation/ Workaround None

 

b. VDP arbitrary file upload vulnerability.

VDP contains a file upload vulnerability. A remote authenticated malicious user with low privileges could potentially upload arbitrary maliciously crafted files in any location on the server file system.

 

The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the identifier CVE-2017-15549 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 6.1.6
Mitigation/ Workaround None
VMware Product VDP
Product Version 6.0.x
Running on VA
Severity Critical
Replace with/ Apply Patch 6.0.7
Mitigation/ Workaround None
VMware Product VDP
Product Version 5.x
Running on VA
Severity Critical
Replace with/ Apply Patch 6.0.7
Mitigation/ Workaround None

 

c. VDP path traversal vulnerability.

VDP contains a path traversal vulnerability. A remote authenticated malicious user with low privileges could access arbitrary files on the server file system in the context of the running vulnerable application.

 

The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the identifier CVE-2017-15550 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 6.1.6
Mitigation/ Workaround None
VMware Product VDP
Product Version 6.0.x
Running on VA
Severity Critical
Replace with/ Apply Patch 6.0.7
Mitigation/ Workaround None
VMware Product VDP
Product Version 5.x
Running on VA
Severity Critical
Replace with/ Apply Patch 6.0.7
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) 6.1.6

Downloads and Documentation:

https://my.vmware.com/group/vmware/details?productId=491&downloadGroup=VDP616

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

   

vSphere Data Protection (VDP) 6.0.7

Downloads and Documentation:  

https://my.vmware.com/group/vmware/details?productId=491&downloadGroup=VDP60_7

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

 

6. Change log

 

2018-01-02 VMSA-2018-0001

Initial security advisory in conjunction with the release of VMware vSphere Data Protection 6.1.6 and 6.0.7 on 2018-01-02.

 

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