VMSA-2017-0004:VMware product updates resolve remote code execution vulnerability via Apache Struts 2

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CVE-2017-5638

VMSA-2017-0004.7

VMware product updates resolve remote code execution vulnerability via Apache Struts 2

VMware Security Advisory
 
VMware Security Advisory Advisory ID:
 VMSA-2017-0004.7
VMware Security Advisory Severity:
 Critical
VMware Security Advisory Synopsis:
 VMware product updates resolve remote code execution vulnerability via Apache Struts 2
VMware Security Advisory Issue date:
 2017-03-13
VMware Security Advisory Updated on:
 2017-03-28
VMware Security Advisory CVE numbers:
CVE-2017-5638
 
1. Summary

VMware product updates resolve remote code execution vulnerability via Apache Struts 2

 
2. Relevant Products
  • Horizon Desktop as-a-Service Platform (DaaS)
  • VMware vCenter Server (vCenter)
  • vRealize Operations Manager (vROps)
  • vRealize Hyperic Server (Hyperic)
  •  
3. Problem Description

Remote code execution vulnerability via Apache Struts 2

 

Multiple VMware products contain a remote code execution vulnerability due to the use of Apache Struts 2. Successful exploitation of this issue may result in the complete compromise of an affected product.

The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the identifier CVE-2017-5638 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
Mitigation/ Workaround
VMware ProductDaaS
Product Version7.x
Running on Any
SeverityCritical
Replace with/ Apply PatchKB2149495
Mitigation/ WorkaroundNone
VMware ProductDaaS
Product Version6.1.6
Running on Any
SeverityCritical
Replace with/ Apply PatchKB2149500
Mitigation/ WorkaroundNone
VMware ProductDaaS
Product Version6.1.x
Running on Any
SeverityCritical
Replace with/ Apply PatchKB2149588
Mitigation/ WorkaroundNone
VMware ProductvCenter
Product Version6.5
Running on Any
SeverityCritical
Replace with/ Apply Patch6.5b
Mitigation/ WorkaroundNone
VMware ProductvCenter
Product Version6.0
Running on Any
SeverityCritical
Replace with/ Apply Patch6.0u3a
Mitigation/ WorkaroundKB2149434
VMware ProductvCenter
Product Version5.5
Running on Any
SeverityN/A
Replace with/ Apply Patchnot affected
Mitigation/ WorkaroundN/A
VMware ProductvROps
Product Version6.x
Running on Any
SeverityCritical
Replace with/ Apply PatchKB2149591
Mitigation/ WorkaroundKB2149472
VMware ProductHyperic
Product Version5.8.x
Running on Any
SeverityCritical
Replace with/ Apply PatchKB2149543
Mitigation/ WorkaroundNone


4. Solution


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


Horizon Desktop as-a-Service Platform 7.0.0
Downloads and Documentation:
https://my.vmware.com/web/vmware/details?downloadGroup=HORIZON_DAAS_700&productId=638&rPId=14833
https://kb.vmware.com/kb/2149495

Horizon Desktop as-a-Service Platform 6.1.6
Downloads and Documentation:
https://my.vmware.com/web/vmware/details?downloadGroup=HORIZON-DAAS-610-BIN&productId=405&rPId=6527
https://kb.vmware.com/kb/2149500

Horizon Desktop as-a-Service Platform 6.1.x
Downloads and Documentation:
https://my.vmware.com/web/vmware/details?downloadGroup=HORIZON-DAAS-610-BIN&productId=405&rPId=6527
https://kb.vmware.com/kb/2149588

VMware vCenter Server 6.5b
Downloads and Documentation:
https://my.vmware.com/web/vmware/details?downloadGroup=VC650B&productId=614&rPId=15190

VMware vCenter Server 6.0u3a
Downloads and Documentation:
https://my.vmware.com/web/vmware/details?downloadGroup=VC60U3&productId=491&rPId=15373

https://kb.vmware.com/kb/2149434

vRealize Operations Manager 6.x
Downloads and Documentation:
https://my.vmware.com/web/vmware/details?downloadGroup=VROPS-650&productId=637&rPId=14777
https://my.vmware.com/web/vmware/details?downloadGroup=VROPS-640&productId=612&rPId=13944
https://my.vmware.com/web/vmware/details?downloadGroup=VROPS-630&productId=600&rPId=12625
https://my.vmware.com/web/vmware/details?downloadGroup=VROPS-621&productId=563&rPId=11131
https://kb.vmware.com/kb/2149591
https://kb.vmware.com/kb/2149472

vRealize Hyperic Server 5.x
Downloads and Documentation:
https://kb.vmware.com/kb/2149543

6. Change log

 

2017-03-13: VMSA-2017-0004
Initial security advisory in conjunction with the release of workarounds for VMware vCenter Server 6.5 and 6.0.

2017-03-14: VMSA-2017-0004.1

Security advisory update removing workaround for VMware vCenter Server 6.5 due to customer reported issues.

2017-03-14: VMSA-2017-0004.2
Security advisory update in conjunction with the release of VMware vCenter Server 6.5b.

2017-03-15: VMSA-2017-0004.3
Security advisory update in conjunction with the release of HorizonDesktop as-a-Service Platform 6.1.6 fixes and a vRealize Operations Manager workaround.

2017-03-16: VMSA-2017-0004.4
Security advisory update in conjunction with the release of Horizon Desktop as-a-Service Platform 7.0.0 fixes.

2017-03-21: VMSA-2017-0004.5
Security advisory update in conjunction with the release of HorizonDesktop as-a-Service Platform 6.1.5 fixes and vCenter 6.0u3a.

2017-03-23: VMSA-2017-0004.6
Security advisory update in conjunction with the release of vRealize Hyperic Server 5.8.6 and 5.8.5 fixes.

2017-03-28: VMSA-2017-0004.7
Security advisory update in conjunction with the release of vRealize Operations Manager 6.2.1, 6.3, 6.4 and 6.5 fixes.

 

7. Contact

 

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PGP key at:

https://kb.vmware.com/kb/1055

 

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