ESB-2018.0038 - ALERT [Virtual] VMware vSphere Data Protection (VDP): Multiple vulnerabilities 2018-01-04

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             AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution

                               ESB-2018.0038
          vSphere Data Protection (VDP) updates address multiple
                 security issues. VMware Security Advisory
                              4 January 2018

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        AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
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Product:           VMware vSphere Data Protection (VDP)
Publisher:         VMWare
Operating System:  Virtualisation
Impact/Access:     Root Compromise          -- Remote/Unauthenticated
                   Create Arbitrary Files   -- Remote/Unauthenticated
                   Access Confidential Data -- Remote/Unauthenticated
Resolution:        Patch/Upgrade
CVE Names:         CVE-2017-15550 CVE-2017-15549 CVE-2017-15548

Original Bulletin: 
   https://www.vmware.com/security/advisories/VMSA-2018-0001.html

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VMSA-2018-0001
vSphere Data Protection (VDP) updates address multiple security issues.
VMware Security Advisory
 
Advisory ID:
VMSA-2018-0001

Severity:
Critical

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

Issue date:
2018-01-02

Updated on:
2018-01-02 (Initial Advisory)

CVE numbers:
CVE-2017-15548, CVE-2017-15549, CVE-2017-15550
 
1. Summary

vSphere Data Protection (VDP) updates address multiple security issues

2. Relevant Products

    vSphere Data Protection (VDP)

3. Problem Description

a. VDP authentication bypass vulnerability.

VDP contains an authentication bypass vulnerability.

A remote unauthenticated malicious user can potentially bypass application 
authentication and gain unauthorized root access to the affected systems.

The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned 
the identifier CVE-2017-15548 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
VDP		6.1.x		VA		Critical	6.1.6				None
VDP		6.0.x		VA		Critical	6.0.7				None
VDP		5.x		VA		Critical	6.0.7				None 

b. VDP arbitrary file upload vulnerability.

VDP contains a file upload vulnerability. A remote authenticated malicious user
with low privileges could potentially upload arbitrary maliciously crafted 
files in any location on the server file system.

The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned
the identifier CVE-2017-15549 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
VDP		6.1.x		VA		Critical	6.1.6				None
VDP		6.0.x		VA		Critical	6.0.7				None
VDP		5.x		VA		Critical	6.0.7				None 

c. VDP path traversal vulnerability.

VDP contains a path traversal vulnerability. A remote authenticated malicious 
user with low privileges could access arbitrary files on the server file system
in the context of the running vulnerable application.

The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned
the identifier CVE-2017-15550 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
VDP		6.1.x		VA		Critical	6.1.6				None
VDP		6.0.x		VA		Critical	6.0.7				None
VDP		5.x		VA		Critical	6.0.7				None

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) 6.1.6
Downloads and Documentation:

https://my.vmware.com/group/vmware/details?productId=491&downloadGroup=VDP616
https://www.vmware.com/support/pubs/vdr_pubs.html

vSphere Data Protection (VDP) 6.0.7
Downloads and Documentation:  

https://my.vmware.com/group/vmware/details?productId=491&downloadGroup=VDP60_7
https://www.vmware.com/support/pubs/vdr_pubs.html      

5. References
 
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2017-15548
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2017-15549
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2017-15550

6. Change log

2018-01-02 VMSA-2018-0001
Initial security advisory in conjunction with the release of VMware vSphere 
Data Protection 6.1.6 and 6.0.7 on 2018-01-02.
 
7. Contact

E-mail list for product security notifications and announcements:
http://lists.vmware.com/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/security-announce

This Security Advisory is posted to the following lists:

  security-announce@lists.vmware.com
  bugtraq@securityfocus.com
  fulldisclosure@seclists.org

E-mail: security@vmware.com

PGP key at:
https://kb.vmware.com/kb/1055

VMware Security Advisories
http://www.vmware.com/security/advisories

VMware Security Response Policy
https://www.vmware.com/support/policies/security_response.html

VMware Lifecycle Support Phases
https://www.vmware.com/support/policies/lifecycle.html

VMware Security & Compliance Blog  
https://blogs.vmware.com/security

Twitter
https://twitter.com/VMwareSRC

Copyright 2018 VMware Inc. All rights reserved.

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