[Security-announce] NEW : VMSA-2015-0009 : VMware product updates address a critical deserialization vulnerability

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                   VMware Security Advisory

Advisory ID: VMSA-2015-0009
Synopsis:    VMware product updates address a critical deserialization
             vulnerability 
Issue date:  2015-12-18
Updated on:  2015-12-18 (Initial Advisory)
CVE number:  CVE-2015-6934

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1. Summary

   VMware product updates address a critical deserialization 
   vulnerability
 
2. Relevant Releases

   vRealize Orchestrator 6.x
   vCenter Orchestrator 5.x

3. Problem Description 

   a. Deserialization vulnerability

   A deserialization vulnerability involving Apache Commons-collections
   and a specially constructed chain of classes exists. Successful 
   exploitation could result in remote code execution, with the 
   permissions of the application using the Commons-collections library.

   The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has 
   assigned the identifier CVE-2015-6934 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
   =====================          =======    =======   =================
   vRealize Orchestrator          7.0        Any       Not Affected
   vRealize Orchestrator          6.x        Any       See KB2141244
   vCenter Orchestrator           5.x        Any       See KB2141244
   
   vRealize Operations            6.x        Windows   Patch Pending *
   vCenter Operations             5.x        Windows   Patch Pending *

   vCenter Application            7.x        Any       Patch Pending
   Discovery Manager (vADM) 

   * Exploitation of the issue on vRealize Operations 
     and vCenter Operations is limited to local privilege escalation.
   
4. Solution

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

   vRealize Orchestrator 6.x and 
   vCenter Orchestrator 5.x
   Downloads and Documentation:
   http://kb.vmware.com/kb/2141244

5. References

   http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2015-6934

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6. Change log

   2015-12-18 VMSA-2015-0009 Initial security advisory in conjunction 
   with the release of vRealize Orchestrator 6.x and vCenter 
   Orchestrator 5.x patches on 2015-12-18.

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