VMSA-2015-0008 – VMware product updates address information disclosure issue

VMware product updates address information disclosure issue.

VMware Security Advisory
Advisory ID: VMSA-2015-0008
Synopsis: VMware product updates address information disclosure issue.
Issue date: 2015-11-18
Updated on:
CVE numbers: CVE-2015-3269
1. Summary
VMware product updates address information disclosure issue.
2. Relevant Releases
VMware vCenter Server 5.5 prior to version 5.5 update 3
VMware vCenter Server 5.1 prior to version 5.1 update u3b
VMware vCenter Server 5.0 prior to version 5.0 update u3evCloud Director 5.6 prior to version 5.6.4
vCloud Director 5.5 prior to version 5.5.3

VMware Horizon View 6.0 prior to version 6.1
VMware Horizon View 5.0 prior to version 5.3.4

3. Problem Description
a. vCenter Server, vCloud Director, Horizon View information disclosure issueVMware products that use Flex BlazeDS may be affected by a flaw in the processing of XML External Entity (XXE) requests. A specially crafted XML request sent to the server could lead to unintended information be disclosed.

VMware would like to thank Matthias Kaiser of Code White GmbH for reporting this issue to us.

The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the identifier CVE-2015-3269 to this issue.
Column 4 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 Replace with/ Apply Patch
vCenter Server 6.0 any not affected
vCenter Server 5.5 any 5.5 update 3
vCenter Server 5.1 any 5.1 update u3b
vCenter Server 5.0 any 5.0 update u3e
vCloud Director 5.6 any 5.6.4
vCloud Director 5.5 any 5.5.3
Horizon View 6.0 any 6.1
Horizon View 5.3 any 5.3.4
4. Solution
Please review the patch/release notes for your product and version and verify the checksum of your downloaded file.
6. Change log
   2015-11-18 VMSA-2015-0008
Initial security advisory

Created on November 18, 2015 by Rick Scherer

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