NEW VMSA-2015-0002 VMware vSphere Data Protection product update addresses a certificate validation vulnerability

2015-02-02T00:00:00
ID SECURITYVULNS:DOC:31681
Type securityvulns
Reporter Securityvulns
Modified 2015-02-02T00:00:00

Description

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               VMware Security Advisory

Advisory ID: VMSA-2015-0002 Synopsis: VMware vSphere Data Protection product update addresses a certificate validation vulnerability. Issue date: 2015-01-29 Updated on: 2015-01-29 (Initial Advisory) CVE number: CVE-2014-4632


  1. Summary

    VMware vSphere Data Protection product update addresses a certificate validation vulnerability.

  2. Relevant releases

VMware vSphere Data Protection 5.8 VMware vSphere Data Protection 5.5 prior to 5.5.9 VMware vSphere Data Protection 5.1 all versions

  1. Problem Description

a. VMware vSphere Data Protection certificate validation vulnerability

VMware vSphere Data Protection (VDP) does not fully validate SSL certificates coming from vCenter Server. This issue may allow a Man-in-the-Middle attack that enables the attacker to perform unauthorized backup and restore operations.

VMware would like to thank Thorsten Tullmann of the Steinbuch Centre for Computing, KIT, Germany for reporting this issue to VMware and the EMC Product Security Response Center for working with us on the issue.

The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the identifier CVE-2014-4632 to this issue.

  Column 4 of the following table lists the action required to
  remediate the vulnerability in each release, if a solution is
  available.

  VMware         Product    Running Replace with/
  Product        Version    on            Apply Patch
  =============  =======    ======= =================
  VDP            5.8        any        5.8.1
  VDP            5.5        any        5.5.9
  VDP            5.1        any        no patch planned
                                       update to 5.5.9 or 5.8.1
  1. Solution

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

VMware vSphere Data Protection


Downloads:

5.8.1: https://my.vmware.com/group/vmware/get-download?downloadGroup=VDP58_1

5.5.9: https://my.vmware.com/group/vmware/get-download?downloadGroup=VDP55_9

  1. References

http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2014-4632


  1. Change log

2015-01-29 VMSA-2015-0002 Initial security advisory for VDP 5.8.1 and 5.5.9 which were on released on 2015-01-29.


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