VMSA-2017-0010:vSphere Data Protection (VDP) updates address multiple security issues.

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VMSA-2017-0010

vSphere Data Protection (VDP) updates address multiple security issues.

VMware Security Advisory
 
VMware Security Advisory Advisory ID:
 VMSA-2017-0010
VMware Security Advisory Severity:
 Critical
VMware Security Advisory Synopsis:
vSphere Data Protection (VDP) updates address multiple security issues.
VMware Security Advisory Issue date:
 2017-06-06
VMware Security Advisory Updated on:
 2017-06-06 (Initial Advisory)
VMware Security Advisory CVE numbers:
 CVE-2017-4914, CVE-2017-4917
 
1. Summary

vSphere Data Protection (VDP) updates address multiple security issues

 
2. Relevant Products
  • vSphere Data Protection (VDP)
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3. Problem Description

a. VDP Java deserialization issue

VDP contains a deserialization issue. Exploitation of this issue may allow a remote attacker to execute commands on the appliance.

 

VMware would like to thank Tim Roberts, Arthur Chilipweli, and Kelly Correll from NTT Security for reporting this issue to us.

 

The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the identifier CVE-2017-4914 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 ProductVDP
Product Version6.1.x
Running on VA
SeverityCritical
Replace with/ Apply Patch6.1.4
Mitigation/ WorkaroundNone
VMware ProductVDP
Product Version6.0.x
Running on VA
SeverityCritical
Replace with/ Apply Patch6.0.5
Mitigation/ WorkaroundNone
VMware ProductVDP
Product Version5.8.x
Running on VA
SeverityCritical
Replace with/ Apply Patch6.0.5
Mitigation/ WorkaroundNone
VMware ProductVDP
Product Version5.5.x
Running on VA
SeverityCritical
Replace with/ Apply Patch6.0.5
Mitigation/ WorkaroundNone

 

b. VDP locally stores vCenter Server credentials

VDP locally stores vCenter Server credentials using reversible encryption. This issue may allow plaintext credentials to be obtained.

 

VMware would like to thank Marc Ströbel aka phroxvs from HvS-Consulting for reporting this issue to VMware.

 

The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the identifier CVE-2017-4917 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 ProductVDP
Product Version6.1.x
Running on VA
SeverityCritical
Replace with/ Apply Patch6.1.4
Mitigation/ WorkaroundNone
VMware ProductVDP
Product Version6.0.x
Running on VA
SeverityCritical
Replace with/ Apply Patch6.0.5
Mitigation/ WorkaroundNone
VMware ProductVDP
Product Version5.8.x
Running on VA
SeverityCritical
Replace with/ Apply Patch6.0.5
Mitigation/ WorkaroundNone
VMware ProductVDP
Product Version5.5.x
Running on VA
SeverityCritical
Replace with/ Apply Patch6.0.5
Mitigation/ WorkaroundNone

 

 

4. Solution

 

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

 

vSphere Data Protection (VDP) 6.1.4 

Downloads and Documentation:

https://my.vmware.com/group/vmware/details?productId=491&downloadGroup=VDP614

https://www.vmware.com/support/pubs/vdr_pubs.html

   

vSphere Data Protection (VDP) 6.0.5

Downloads and Documentation:  

https://my.vmware.com/group/vmware/details?productId=491&downloadGroup=VDP60_5

https://www.vmware.com/support/pubs/vdr_pubs.html      

 

6. Change log

 

2017-06-06 VMSA-2017-0010 

Initial security advisory in conjunction with the release of VMware vSphere Data Protection 6.0.5 on 2017-06-06.

 

7. Contact

 

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