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VMSA-2011-0005 VMware vCenter Orchestrator remote code execution vulnerability Mar 14 2011 09:18PM
VMware Security Team (security vmware com)
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VMware Security Advisory

Advisory ID: VMSA-2011-0005
Synopsis: VMware vCenter Orchestrator remote code execution
vulnerability
Issue date: 2011-03-14
Updated on: 2011-03-14 (initial release of advisory)
CVE numbers: CVE-2010-1870
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1. Summary

A vulnerability in VMware vCenter Orchestrator(vCO) could allow
remote execution.

2. Relevant releases

VMware vCenter Orchestrator 4.1
VMware vCenter Orchestrator 4.0

3. Problem Description

VMware vCenter Orchestrator is an application to automate
management tasks. It embeds Apache Struts (version 2.0.11) which is
a third party component.

The following vulnerability has been reported in Apache Struts
2.0.11 or earlier. A remote execution of code vulnerability could
allow malicious users to bypass the '#'-usage protection built into
the ParametersInterceptor, which could allow server side context
objects to be manipulated.

The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org)
has assigned the name CVE-2010-1870 to this vulnerability.

VMware would like to thank the Vulnerability Research Team of
Digital Defense, Inc. for reporting this issue to us.

Apache Struts version 2.0.11 and earlier also contain
vulnerabilities which have not been assigned CVE names. This
advisory also addresses these vulnerabilities described at the
following URLs:

* http://struts.apache.org/2.2.1/docs/s2-002.html
* http://struts.apache.org/2.2.1/docs/s2-003.html
* http://struts.apache.org/2.2.1/docs/s2-004.html

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
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vCO 4.1 Windows vCO fix for Apache Struts *
vCO 4.0 Windows vCO fix for Apache Struts *

* Refer to VMware Knowledge Base article 1034175 for a workaround.

4. Solution

Vmware vCenter Orchestrator
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vCenter Orchestrator workaround for Apache Struts
http://kb.vmware.com/kb/1034175

5. References

CVE numbers
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2010-1870

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6. Change log

2011-03-14 VMSA-2011-0005
Initial security advisory in conjunction with the release of an Apache
Struts workaround for VMware vCenter Orchestrator on 2011-03-14.

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7. Contact

E-mail list for product security notifications and announcements:
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This Security Advisory is posted to the following lists:

* security-announce at lists.vmware.com
* bugtraq at securityfocus.com
* full-disclosure at lists.grok.org.uk

E-mail: security at vmware.com
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Copyright 2011 VMware Inc. All rights reserved.

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