ESB-2018.1732.2 - UPDATE [Win][Android] VMware AirWatch Agent: Execute arbitrary code/commands - Existing account 2018-09-19

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                              ESB-2018.1732.2
VMware AirWatch Agent updates resolve remote code execution vulnerability.
                             19 September 2018

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        AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
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Product:           VMware AirWatch Agent
Publisher:         VMWare
Operating System:  Android
                   Windows
Impact/Access:     Execute Arbitrary Code/Commands -- Existing Account
                   Create Arbitrary Files          -- Existing Account
Resolution:        Patch/Upgrade
CVE Names:         CVE-2018-6968  

Original Bulletin: 
   https://lists.vmware.com/pipermail/security-announce/2018/000416.html

Revision History:  September 19 2018: Security advisory update in conjunction 
				      with the release of VMware AirWatch Agent
				      for Android 8.3.2
                   June      12 2018: Initial Release

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VMSA-2018-0015.1
VMware AirWatch Agent updates resolve remote code execution vulnerability.
VMware Security Advisory
 
Advisory ID:
VMSA-2018-0015.1

Severity:
Critical

Synopsis:
VMware AirWatch Agent updates resolve remote code execution vulnerability.

Issue date:
2018-06-11

Updated on:
2018-09-17

CVE numbers:
CVE-2018-6968

1. Summary

VMware AirWatch Agent updates resolve remote code execution vulnerability.

2. Relevant Products

    VMware AirWatch Agent for Android (A/W Agent)
    VMware AirWatch Agent for Windows Mobile (A/W Agent)   

3. Problem Description

The VMware AirWatch Agent for Android and Windows Mobile devices contain a 
remote code execution vulnerability in real time File Manager capabilities. 
This vulnerability may allow for   unauthorized creation and execution of files
in the Agent sandbox and other publicly accessible directories such as those on
the SD card by a malicious administrator.

The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned 
the identifier CVE-2018-6968 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						Replace with/		Mitigation/
Product		Version		Running on	Severity	Apply Patch		Workaround

A/W Agent	x.x		Android		Critical	8.2.0* or 8.3.2**	None
A/W Agent	x.x		iOS		N/A		Unaffected		None
A/W Agent	x.x		Windows Mobile	Critical	6.5.2*			None

*These updates will effectively disable File and Registry Management 
capabilities. For more information please see: 
https://support.workspaceone.com/articles/360005681594

**This update will effectively disable File and Registry Management 
capabilities. Note that CVE-2018-6968 was inadvertently re-introduced in A/W 
Agent for Android 8.3.0 and persisted through 8.3.1.

4. Solution

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

VMware AirWatch Agent for Android 8.2.0 and 8.3.2

Downloads and Documentation:
https://play.google.com/

VMware AirWatch Agent for Windows Mobile 6.5.2

Downloads and Documentation:
https://support.workspaceone.com/articles/360005681594

5. References
https://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2018-6968

https://support.workspaceone.com/articles/360005681594

6. Change log

2018-06-11 - VMSA-2018-0015: Initial security advisory in conjunction with the 
release of VMware AirWatch Agent for Android 8.2 and VMware AirWatch Agent for
Windows Mobile 6.5.2.

2018-09-17 - VMSA-2018-0015.1: Security advisory update in conjunction with the
release of VMware AirWatch Agent for Android 8.3.2 which resolves the
inadvertent re-introduction of CVE-2018-6968 in AirWatch Agent for Android
8.3.0 and 8.3.1.

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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