VMSA-2016-0016.1 – vRealize Operations (vROps) updates address privilege escalation vulnerability


1. Summary

vRealize Operations (vROps) updates address privilege escalation vulnerability.

2. Relevant Products
  • vRealize Operations (vROps)
3. Problem Description

vROps privilege escalation issue 

vROps contains a privilege escalation vulnerability. Exploitation of this issue may allow a vROps user who has been assigned a low-privileged role to gain full access over the application. In addition it may be possible to stop and delete Virtual Machines managed by vCenter.

VMware would like to thank Edgar Carvalho for reporting this issue to us.

The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the identifier CVE-2016-7457 to this issue.

Column 5 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 Operations

Downloads and Documentation:

6. Change log

2016-10-11 VMSA-2016-0016 Initial security advisory in conjunction with the release of vROps patches on 2016-10-11.
2016-11-15 VMSA-2016-0016.1 security advisory update in conjunction with the release of vROps 6.4.0 on 2016-11-15.

Created on November 15, 2016 by Rick Scherer

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