a. vRealize Operations REST API deserialization vulnerability
vRealize Operations contains a deserialization vulnerability in its REST API implementation. This issue may result in a Denial of Service as it allows for writing of files with arbitrary content and moving existing files into certain folders. The name format of the destination files is predefined and their names cannot be chosen. Overwriting files is not feasible.
VMware would like to thank Jacob Baines of Tenable Network Security for reporting this issue to us.
The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the identifier CVE-2016-7462 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.