New VMSA-2016-0007 VMware NSX and vCNS product updates address a critical information disclosure vulnerability

VMware Security Advisory
Advisory ID: VMSA-2016-0007
Synopsis: VMware NSX and vCNS product updates address a critical information disclosure vulnerability
Issue date: 2016-06-09
Updated on: 2016-06-09 (Initial Advisory)
CVE numbers: CVE-2016-2079
1. Summary
VMware NSX and vCNS product updates address a critical information
disclosure vulnerability.
2. Relevant Releases
NSX 6.2 prior to 6.2.3
NSX 6.1 prior to 6.1.7vCNS 5.5.4 prior to 5.5.4.3

3. Problem Description

a. VMware NSX and vCNS critical information disclosure vulnerability
VMware NSX and vCNS with SSL-VPN enabled contain a critical input
validation vulnerability. This issue may allow a remote attacker
to gain access to sensitive information.

The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has
assigned the identifier CVE-2016-2079 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 Running Replace with/
Product Version on Apply Patch
NSX Edge 6.2 Any 6.2.3
NSX Edge 6.1 Any 6.1.7
vCNS Edge 5.5 Any 5.5.4.3
4. Solution
Please review the patch/release notes for your product and version and verify
the checksum of your downloaded file.VMware NSX Downloads:
https://www.vmware.com/go/download-nsx-vsphere 

Documentation:
https://www.vmware.com/support/pubs/nsx_pubs.html 

vCNS Downloads:
https://www.vmware.com/go/download-vcd-ns 

Documentation:
https://www.vmware.com/support/pubs/vshield_pubs.html

5. References
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2016-2079
6. Change log
2016-06-09 VMSA-2016-0007
Initial security advisory in conjunction with the release of VMware
NSX 6.2.3, 6.1.7 and vCNS 5.5.4.3 on 2016-06-09.

Created on June 9, 2016 by Rick Scherer

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