ESB-2018.1732 - [Win][Android] VMware AirWatch Agent: Execute arbitrary code/commands - Existing account 2018-06-12

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VMware AirWatch Agent updates resolve remote code execution vulnerability.
                               12 June 2018


        AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary

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

Original Bulletin:

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                        VMware Security Advisory

Advisory ID: VMSA-2018-0015
Severity:    Critical
Synopsis:    VMware AirWatch Agent updates resolve remote code
             execution vulnerability.
Issue date:  2018-06-11
Updated on:  2018-06-11 (Initial Advisory)
CVE number:  CVE-2018-6968

1. Summary

   VMware AirWatch Agent updates resolve remote code execution

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 ( 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

   VMware      Product   Running           Replace with/     Mitigation/
   Product     Version   on      Severity  Apply Patch       Workaround
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   A/W Agent   x.x       Android Critical  8.2*              None
   A/W Agent   x.x       iOS     N/A       Unaffected        None
   A/W Agent   x.x       WinMo   Critical  6.5.2*            None

   *These updates will effectively disable File and Registry Management
   capabilities. For more information please see:

4. Solution

   VMware AirWatch Agent for Android 8.2
   Downloads and Documentation:

   VMware AirWatch Agent for Windows Mobile 6.5.2

5. References

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6. Change log

   2018-06-11: 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.

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7. Contact

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   Copyright 2018 VMware Inc. All rights reserved.

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