[Security-announce] VMSA-2018-0031 - vRealize Operations updates address a local privilege escalation vulnerability

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                        VMware Security Advisory

Advisory ID: VMSA-2018-0031
Severity:    Important
Synopsis:    vRealize Operations updates address a local privilege
             escalation vulnerability
Issue date:  2018-12-18
Updated on:  2018-12-18 (Initial Advisory)
CVE number:  CVE-2018-6978

1. Summary

   vRealize Operations updates address a local privilege escalation
   vulnerability

2. Relevant Products

   vRealize Operations (vROps)

3. Problem Description

   Privilege escalation vulnerability in support scripts

   vROps contains a local privilege escalation vulnerability due to
   improper permissions of support scripts. Admin** user of the vROps
application with shell access may exploit this issue to elevate the
privileges to root on a machine where vROps is installed.

   **The admin user (non-sudoer) should not be confused with root of
   the vROps machine.

   VMware would like to thank Alessandro Zanni, pentester at OVH for
   reporting this issue to us.

   The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has
   assigned the identifier CVE-2018-6978 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.

   VMware        Product Running           Replace with/   Mitigation
   Product       Version on      Severity  Apply patch     Workaround
   ============= ======= ======= ========= ==============  ==========
    vROps         7.x      VA    Important 7.0.0.11287810    None
    vROps         6.7.x    VA    Important 6.7.0.11286837    None
    vROps         6.6.x    VA    Important 6.6.1.11286876    None


4. Solution

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

   vRealize Operations 7.0.0.11287810
   Downloads and Documentation:
   https://my.vmware.com/web/vmware/details
   ?downloadGroup=VROPS-700&productId=788&rPId=26497

   vRealize Operations 6.7.0.11286837
   Downloads and Documentation:
   https://my.vmware.com/web/vmware/details
   ?downloadGroup=VROPS-670&productId=735&rPId=22153


   vRealize Operations 6.6.1.11286876
   Downloads and Documentation:
   https://my.vmware.com/web/vmware/details
   ?downloadGroup=VROPS-661&productId=656&rPId=21231

 5. References

   https://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2018-6978

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6. Change log

   VMSA-2018-0031 2018-12-18
   Initial security advisory in conjunction with the release of vROps
   6.6.x, 6.7.x and 7.x patches on 2018-12-18.

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