NEW VMSA-2014-0007 - VMware product updates address security vulnerabilities in Apache Struts library Jun 25 2014 03:12AM
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VMware Security Advisory

Advisory ID: VMSA-2014-0007
Synopsis: VMware product updates address security vulnerabilities in
Apache Struts library
Issue date: 2014-06-24
Updated on: 2014-06-24 (Initial Advisory)
CVE number: CVE-2014-0050, CVE-2014-0094, CVE-2014-0112
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1. Summary

VMware product updates address security vulnerabilities in Apache
Struts library

2. Relevant releases

VMware vCenter Operations Management Suite prior to 5.8.2

3. Problem Description

a. The Apache Struts library is updated to version to
address multiple security issues.

The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (
has assigned the names CVE-2014-0050, CVE-2014-0094, and
CVE-2014-0112 to these issues.

CVE-2014-0112 may lead to remote code execution. This issue was
found to be only partially addressed in CVE-2014-0094.

CVE-2014-0050 may lead to a denial of service condition.

vCenter Operations Management Suite (vCOps) is affected by both
CVE-2014-0112 and CVE-2014-0050. Exploitation of CVE-2014-0112
may lead to remote code execution without authentication.

vCenter Orchestrator (vCO) is affected by CVE-2014-0050 and not
by CVE-2014-0112.


A workaround for CVE-2014-0112 is documented in VMware Knowledge Base
article 2081470.

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

VMware Product Running Replace with/
Product Version on Apply Patch
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vCOPS 5.8.x any vCOPS 5.8.2
vCOPS 5.7.x any patch pending *

vCO 5.5 any patch pending
vCO 5.1 any patch pending
vCO 4.2 any patch pending

*Customers are advised to apply the workaround or update to vCOps

4. Solution

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

vCenter Operations Management Suite 5.8.2
Downloads and Documentation:

5. References

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6. Change log

2014-06-24 VMSA-2014-0007
Initial security advisory in conjunction with the release of vCenter
Operations Management Suite 5.8.2 on 2014-06-24.

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