VMSA-2015-0008.1 – VMware product updates address information disclosure issue

VMware Security Advisory
Advisory ID: VMSA-2015-0008.1
Synopsis: VMware product updates address information disclosure issue.
Issue date: 2015-11-18
Updated on: 2015-12-18
CVE numbers: CVE-2015-3269 CVE-2015-5255
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 u3e

vCloud Director 5.6 prior to version 5.6.4
vCloud Director 5.5 prior to version 5.5.3VMware 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 issue 

VMware 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.

The product updates listed in the table below have also been determined to address a XML External Entity (XXE) Processing and Server Side Request Forgery vulnerability in Flex BlazeDS.

VMware would like to thank James Kettle of PortSwigger Web Security for reporting these issues to us.

The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the identifier CVE-2015-5255 to these issues.

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

2015-12-18 VMSA-2015-0008.1
Updated advisory to note these updates also address CVE-2015-5255


Created on December 18, 2015 by Rick Scherer

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