[Security-announce] NEW: VMSA-2015-0002 VMware vSphere Data Protection product update addresses a certificate validation vulnerability

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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
      =============  =======    ======= =================
      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
   ----------
   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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