UPDATED VMSA-2015-0009.4 VMware product updates address a critical deserialization vulnerability

VMSA-2015-0009.4

VMware product updates address a critical deserialization vulnerability

VMware Security Advisory
Advisory ID: VMSA-2015-0009.4
Synopsis: VMware product updates address a critical deserialization vulnerability
Issue date: 2015-12-18
Updated on: 2016-08-23
CVE numbers: CVE-2015-6934
1. Summary

VMware product updates address a critical deserialization vulnerability.

2. Relevant Releases

vRealize Orchestrator 6.x
vCenter Orchestrator 4.2.x, 5.x
vRealize Operations 6.x
vRealize Infrastructure Navigator 5.8.x

3. Problem Description

3.a  Commons-collections deserialization vulnerability
A deserialization vulnerability involving Apache Commons-collections and a specially constructed chain of classes exists. Successful exploitation could result in remote code execution, with the permissions of the application using the Commons-collections library.

VMware would like to thank Jacob Baines of Tenable Network Security for reporting that the vRealize Operations appliance is affected.

The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the identifier CVE-2015-6934 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.

4. Solution

Please review the patch/release notes for your product and version and verify the checksum of your downloaded file.

vRealize Orchestrator 6.x and vCenter Orchestrator 5.x

Downloads and Documentation:
http://kb.vmware.com/kb/2141244

vRealize Operations 6.x

Release Notes
http://pubs.vmware.com/Release_Notes/en/vrops/62/vrops-62-release-notes.html

vRealize Infrastructure Navigator 5.8.5

Release Notes
http://pubs.vmware.com/Release_Notes/en/vin/585/releasenotes-vin585.html

5. References

http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2015-6934

6. Change log

2015-12-18 VMSA-2015-0009 Initial security advisory in conjunction
with the release of vRealize Orchestrator 6.x and vCenter Orchestrator 5.x patches on 2015-12-18.

2016-01-29 VMSA-2015-0009.1
Updated security advisory in conjunction with the release of vRealize Operations 6.2 on 2016-01-28. Added a note below the table in section 3.a that exploitation of this issue in vCenter Application Discovery Manager is limited to local privilege escalation.

2016-03-15 VMSA-2015-0009.2
Updated security advisory to reflect the release of vRealize Infrastructure Navigator 5.8.5, which addresses CVE-2015-6934.

2016-06-14 VMSA-2015-0009.3
Updated security advisory to reflect that vCenter Operations 5.x is not affected (earlier versions of this advisory said “Patch Pending”). Added that no patch is planned for vCenter Application Discovery Manager.

2016-08-23 VMSA-2015-0009.4
Updated security advisory to reflect that the appliance version of vRealize Operations 6.x is affected (earlier versions of this advisory said “Not affected”). Added acknowledgement for reporter that alerted VMware to this.


Created on August 23, 2016 by Rick Scherer

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