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NEW VMSA-2015-0002 VMware vSphere Data Protection product update addresses a certificate validation vulnerability Jan 29 2015 11:55PM
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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

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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

3. 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 Tüllmann 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
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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

4. Solution

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

VMware vSphere Data Protection
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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


5. References

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

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6. 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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