VMSA-2018-0031:vRealize Operations updates address a local privilege escalation vulnerability

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CVE-2018-6978

VMSA-2018-0031

vRealize Operations updates address a local privilege escalation vulnerability

VMware Security Advisory
 
VMware Security Advisory Advisory ID:
 VMSA-2018-0031
VMware Security Advisory Severity:
 Important
VMware Security Advisory Synopsis:
 vRealize Operations updates address a local privilege escalation vulnerability
VMware Security Advisory Issue date:
 2018-12-18
VMware Security Advisory Updated on:
2018-12-18 (Initial Advisory)
VMware Security Advisory CVE numbers:
CVE-2018-6978
1. Summary

vRealize Operations updates address a local privilege escalation vulnerability

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

Privilege escalation vulnerability in support scripts

 

vROps contains a local privilege escalation vulnerability due to improper permissions of support scripts. Admin** user of the vROps application with shell access may exploit this issue to elevate the privileges to root on a vROps machine.

 

**The admin user (non-sudoer) should not be confused with root of the vROps machine.

 

VMware would like to thank Alessandro Zanni, pentester at OVH for reporting this issue to us.

 

The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the identifier CVE-2018-6978 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 ProductvROps
Product Version7.x
Running on VA
SeverityImportant
Replace with/ Apply Patch7.0.0.11287810
Mitigation/ WorkaroundNone
VMware ProductvROps
Product Version6.7.x
Running on VA
SeverityImportant
Replace with/ Apply Patch6.7.0.11286837
Mitigation/ WorkaroundNone
VMware ProductvROps
Product Version6.6.x
Running on VA
SeverityImportant
Replace with/ Apply Patch6.6.1.11286876
Mitigation/ WorkaroundNone

 

4. Solution

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

 

vRealize Operations 7.0.0.11287810
Downloads and Documentation:

https://my.vmware.com/web/vmware/details?downloadGroup=VROPS-700&productId=788&

rPId=26497
    

vRealize Operations 6.7.0.11286837
Downloads and Documentation:

https://my.vmware.com/web/vmware/details?downloadGroup=VROPS-670&productId=735&rPId=22153
   
vRealize Operations 6.6.1.11286876
Downloads and Documentation:

https://my.vmware.com/web/vmware/details?downloadGroup=VROPS-661&productId=656&rPId=21231

 

6. Change log

 

VMSA-2018-0031 2018-12-18
Initial security advisory in conjunction with the release of vROps 6.6.x, 6.7.x and 7.x patches on 2018-12-18.

 

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