[Security-announce] UPDATED VMSA-2016-0005.1 VMware product updates address critical and important security issues

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                   VMware Security Advisory

Advisory ID: VMSA-2016-0005.1
Synopsis:    VMware product updates address critical and important
             security issues
Issue date:  2016-05-17
Updated on:  2016-05-24
CVE number:  CVE-2016-3427, CVE-2016-2077
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1. Summary

   VMware product updates address critical and important
   security issues.

2. Relevant Releases

   vCenter Server 6.0 on Windows without workaround of KB 2145343
   vCenter Server 6.0 on Linux (VCSA) prior to 6.0.0b
   vCenter Server 5.5 prior to 5.5 U3d (on Windows), 5.5 U3 (VCSA)
   vCenter Server 5.1 prior to 5.1 U3b
   vCenter Server 5.0 prior to 5.0 U3e

   vCloud Director prior to 8.0.1.1
   vCloud Director prior to 5.6.5.1
   vCloud Director prior to 5.5.6.1

   vSphere Replication prior to 6.0.0.3
   vSphere Replication prior to 5.8.1.2
   vSphere Replication prior to 5.6.0.6

   vRealize Operations Manager 6.x (non-appliance version)

   VMware Workstation prior to 11.1.3

   VMware Player prior to 7.1.3


3. Problem Description

   a. Critical JMX issue when deserializing authentication credentials

      The RMI server of Oracle JRE JMX deserializes any class when
      deserializing authentication credentials. This may allow a remote,
      unauthenticated attacker to cause deserialization flaws and execute
      their commands.

      Workarounds CVE-2016-3427

      vCenter Server
      Apply the steps of VMware Knowledge Base article 2145343 to vCenter
      Server 6.0 on Windows. See the table below for the specific vCenter
      Server 6.0 versions on Windows this applies to.

      vCloud Director
      No workaround identified

      vSphere Replication
      No workaround identified

      vRealize Operations Manager (non-appliance)
      The non-appliance version of vRealize Operations Manager (vROps),
      which can be installed on Windows and Linux has no default
      firewall. In order to remove the remote exploitation possibility,
      access to the following external ports will need to be blocked on
      the system where the non-appliance version of vROps is installed:
         - vROps 6.2.x: port 9004, 9005, 9006, 9007, 9008
         - vROps 6.1.x: port 9004, 9005, 9007, 9008
         - vROps 6.0.x: port 9004, 9005
      Note: These ports are already blocked by default in the appliance
      version of vROps.

      The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has
      assigned the identifier CVE-2016-3427 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        Windows   6.0.0b + KB 2145343 *
      vCenter Server          6.0        Linux     6.0.0b
      vCenter Server          5.5        Windows   (5.5 U3b + KB 2144428
**)
                                                   or 5.5 U3d
      vCenter Server          5.5        Linux     5.5 U3
      vCenter Server          5.1        Windows   (5.1 U3b + KB 2144428
**)
                                                   or 5.1U3d
      vCenter Server          5.1        Linux     5.1 U3b
      vCenter Server          5.0        Windows   5.0 U3e + KB 2144428 **
      vCenter Server          5.0        Linux     5.0 U3e

      vCloud Director         8.0.x      Linux     8.0.1.1
      vCloud Director         5.6.x      Linux     5.6.5.1
      vCloud Director         5.5.x      Linux     5.5.6.1

      vSphere Replication     6.1.x      Linux     patch pending ***
      vSphere Replication     6.0.x      Linux     6.0.0.3 ***
      vSphere Replication     5.8.x      Linux     5.8.1.2 ***
      vSphere Replication     5.6.x      Linux     5.6.0.6 ***

      vROps (non-appliance)   6.x        All       Apply workaround
      vROps (appliance)       6.x        Linux     Not affected


    * Remote and local exploitation is feasible on vCenter Server 6.0 and
      6.0.0a for Windows. Remote exploitation is not feasible on vCenter
      Server 6.0.0b (and above) for Windows but local exploitation is. The
      local exploitation possibility can be removed by applying the steps
      of KB 2145343 to vCenter Server 6.0.0b (and above) for Windows.

   ** See VMSA-2015-0007 for details.
      vCenter Server 5.5 U3d and 5.1 U3d running on Windows addresses
      CVE-2016-3427 without the need to install the additional patch
      of KB 2144428 documented in VMSA-2015-0007.


  *** vSphere Replication is affected if its vCloud Tunneling Agent
      is running, which is not enabled by default. This agent is used
      in environments that replicate data between the cloud and an
      on-premise datacenter.


   b. Important VMware Workstation and Player for Windows host privilege
      escalation vulnerability.

      VMware Workstation and Player for Windows do not properly reference
      one of their executables. This may allow a local attacker on the host
      to elevate their privileges.

      VMware would like to thank Andrew Smith of Sword & Shield Enterprise
      Security for reporting this issue to us.

      The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org)
      has assigned the identifier CVE-2016-2077 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
      ==================          =======    =======   =================
      VMware Workstation          12.x       any       not affected
      VMware Workstation          11.x       Windows   11.1.3
      VMware Workstation          11.x       Linux     not affected

      VMware Player               8.x        any       not affected
      VMware Player               7.x        Windows   7.1.3
      VMware Player               7.x        Linux     not affected


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

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

   vSphere Replication
   -------------------
   Downloads and Documentation:
   https://my.vmware.com/web/vmware/get-download?downloadGroup=VR6003
   https://my.vmware.com/web/vmware/get-download?downloadGroup=VR5812
   https://my.vmware.com/web/vmware/get-download?downloadGroup=VR5606
   https://www.vmware.com/support/pubs/vsphere-replication-pubs.html

   VMware Workstation
   -------------------------
   Downloads and Documentation:
   https://www.vmware.com/go/downloadworkstation

   VMware Player
   -------------
   Downloads and Documentation:
   https://www.vmware.com/go/downloadplayer

5. References

   http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2016-3427
   http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2016-2077

   VMware Security Advisory VMSA-2015-0007
   http://www.vmware.com/security/advisories/VMSA-2015-0007.html

   VMware Knowledge Base article 2145343
   kb.vmware.com/kb/2145343

   VMware Knowledge Base article 2144428
   kb.vmware.com/kb/2144428

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6. Change log

   2016-05-17 VMSA-2016-0005
   Initial security advisory in conjunction with the release of VMware
   vCloud Director 8.0.1.1, 5.6.5.1, and 5.5.6.1, and vSphere
   Replication 6.0.0.3, 5.8.1.2, and 5.6.0.6 on 2016-05-17.

   2016-05-24 VMSA-2016-0005.1
   Updated security advisory in conjunction with the release of vSphere
   5.1 U3d on 2016-05-24. vCenter Server 5.1 U3d running on
   Windows addresses CVE-2016-3427 without the need to install the
   additional patch.


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