Update VMSA-2016-0007.1 – VMware NSX and vCNS product updates address a critical information disclosure vulnerability

VMSA-2016-0007.1

VMware NSX and vCNS product updates address a critical information disclosure vulnerability

VMware Security Advisory 
Advisory ID: VMSA-2016-0007.1
Synopsis: VMware NSX and vCNS product updates address a critical information disclosure vulnerability
Issue date: 2016-06-09
Updated on: 2016-08-15
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 6.1.7
vCNS 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
NSX Edge

NSX Edge

vCNS Edge
Product Version
6.2

6.1

5.5
Running on
Any

Any

Any
Replace with/ Apply Patch
See note *

6.1.7

5.5.4.3

* Note: NSX Edge 6.2.3 which addresses CVE-2016-2079 is no longer available for download. NSX Edge 6.2.x customers that use SSL-VPN are advised to contact VMware support to request immediate assistance.
To contact VMware support, see VMware Knowledge Base article 2006985 or visit
https://www.vmware.com/support/file-sr.html.

 

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
VMware Knowledge Base article 2006985

https://kb.vmware.com/kb/2006985

 

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.

 

2016-08-15 VMSA-2016-0007.1

Updated security advisory to reflect that NSX Edge 6.2.x customers that use SSL-VPN are advised to contact VMware support.


Created on August 15, 2016 by Rick Scherer

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