VMSA-2016-0016:vRealize Operations (vROps) updates address privilege escalation vulnerability

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CVE-2016-7457

VMSA-2016-0016.1

vRealize Operations (vROps) updates address privilege escalation vulnerability

VMware Security Advisory
 
VMware Security Advisory Advisory ID:
 VMSA-2016-0016.1
VMware Security Advisory Severity:
 Critical
VMware Security Advisory Synopsis:
 vRealize Operations (vROps) updates address privilege escalation vulnerability
VMware Security Advisory Issue date:
 2016-10-11
VMware Security Advisory Updated on:
 2016-11-15
VMware Security Advisory CVE numbers:
CVE-2016-7457
 
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.

VMware Product
Product Version
Running on
Severity
Replace with/ Apply Patch
Workaround
VMware ProductvRealize Operations
Product Version6.3.0
Running on any
SeverityCritical
Replace with/ Apply Patch6.4.0 or KB2147215
WorkaroundNone
VMware ProductvRealize Operations
Product Version6.2.1
Running on any
SeverityCritical
Replace with/ Apply Patch6.4.0 or KB2147247
WorkaroundNone
VMware ProductvRealize Operations
Product Version6.2.0a
Running on any
SeverityCritical
Replace with/ Apply Patch6.4.0 or KB2147246
WorkaroundNone
VMware ProductvRealize Operations
Product Version6.1.0
Running on any
SeverityCritical
Replace with/ Apply Patch6.4.0 or KB2147248
WorkaroundNone
VMware ProductvRealize Operations
Product Version6.0.x
Running on any
SeverityN/A
Replace with/ Apply Patchnot affected
WorkaroundN/A
VMware ProductvRealize Operations
Product Version5.x
Running on any
SeverityN/A
Replace with/ Apply Patchnot affected
WorkaroundN/A

 

 

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:
https://my.vmware.com/en/web/vmware/info/slug/infrastructure_operations_management/vmware_vrealize_operations/6_4

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.

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