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NEW VMSA-2016-0004 VMware product updates address a critical security issue in the VMware Client Integration Plugin Apr 14 2016 07:39PM
VMware Security Response Center (security vmware com)
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VMware Security Advisory

Advisory ID: VMSA-2016-0004
Synopsis: VMware product updates address a critical security issue in
the VMware Client Integration Plugin
Issue date: 2016-04-14
Updated on: 2016-04-14 (Initial Advisory)
CVE number: CVE-2016-2076

1. Summary

VMware vCenter Server, vCloud Director (vCD), vRealize Automation
(vRA) Identity Appliance, and the Client Integration Plugin (CIP)
updates address a critical security issue.

2. Relevant Releases

vCenter Server 6.0
vCenter Server 5.5 U3a, U3b, U3c

vCloud Director 5.5.5

vRealize Automation Identity Appliance 6.2.4

3. Problem Description

a. Critical VMware Client Integration Plugin incorrect session
handling

The VMware Client Integration Plugin does not handle session content
in a safe way. This may allow for a Man in the Middle attack or Web
session hijacking in case the user of the vSphere Web Client visits
a malicious Web site.

The vulnerability is present in versions of CIP that shipped with:
- vCenter Server 6.0 (any 6.0 version up to 6.0 U2)
- vCenter Server 5.5 U3a, U3b, U3c
- vCloud Director 5.5.5
- vRealize Automation Identity Appliance 6.2.4

In order to remediate the issue, both the server side (i.e. vCenter
Server, vCloud Director, and vRealize Automation Identity Appliance)
and the client side (i.e. CIP of the vSphere Web Client) will need
to be updated.

The steps to remediate the issue are as follows:
A) Install an updated version of:
- vCenter Server,
- vCloud Director,
- vRealize Automation Identity Appliance,
B) Subsequently update the Client Integration Plugin on the system
from which the vSphere Web Client is used.
Updating the plugin on vSphere and vRA Identity Appliance is
explained in VMware Knowledge Base article 2145066.
Updating the plugin on vCloud Director is initiated by a prompt
when connecting the vSphere Web Client to the updated version of
vCloud Director.

The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has
assigned the identifier CVE-2016-2076 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
====================== ============= ======= =============

vCenter Server 6.0 any 6.0 U2 *
vCenter Server 5.5 U3a - U3c any 5.5 U3d *
vCenter Server 5.1 any not affected
vCenter Server 5.0 any not affected

vCloud Director 8.0.x Windows not affected **
vCloud Director 5.6.x Windows not affected
vCloud Director 5.5.5 Windows 5.5.6 *

vRA Identity Appliance 7.x Linux not affected
vRA Identity Appliance 6.2.4 Linux 6.2.4.1 *

Client Integration see text Windows, see item B above
Plugin above Mac OS

* After installing the updated version, the Client Integration Plugin
will need to be updated on all systems from which the vSphere Web
Client is used to connect to vCenter Server, vCloud Director and
vRealize Automation Identity Manager.

** vCloud Director 8.0.0 did not ship with a vulnerable CIP version,
and vCloud Director 8.0.1 shipped with the updated version of the
CIP.

4. Solution

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

vCenter Server
--------------
Downloads and Documentation:
https://www.vmware.com/go/download-vsphere

http://pubs.vmware.com/Release_Notes/en/vsphere/55/vsphere-vcenter-serve
r-5
5u3d-release-notes.html

vCloud Director
---------------
Downloads and Documentation:
https://www.vmware.com/go/download/vcloud-director

http://pubs.vmware.com/Release_Notes/en/vcd/556/rel_notes_vcloud_directo
r_5
56.html

VMware vRealize Automation 6.2.4.1
----------------------------------
Downloads and Documentation:

https://my.vmware.com/web/vmware/info/slug/infrastructure_operations_man
age
ment/vmware_vrealize_automation/6_2
(select "Go to Downloads" and scroll down to "Security Update")

http://pubs.vmware.com/Release_Notes/en/vra/vrealize-automation-624-rele
ase
- -notes.html

5. References

http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2016-2076

VMware Knowledge Base article 2145066
kb.vmware.com/kb/2145066

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6. Change log

2016-04-14 VMSA-2016-0004
Initial security advisory in conjunction with the release of VMware
vSphere 5.5 U3d and vCloud Director 5.5.6 on 2016-04-14.

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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:

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bugtraq at securityfocus.com
fulldisclosure at seclists.org

E-mail: security at vmware.com
PGP key at: https://kb.vmware.com/kb/1055

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