[Security-announce] NEW VMSA-2016-0012 - VMware Photon OS OVA default public ssh key

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                           VMware Security Advisory

Advisory ID: VMSA-2016-0012
Severity:    Important
Synopsis:    VMware Photon OS OVA default public ssh key
Issue date:  2016-08-15
Updated on:  2016-08-15 (Initial Advisory)
CVE number:  CVE-2016-5333

1. Summary

   VMware Photon OS OVA contains a default public ssh key.

2. Relevant Products

   VMware Photon OS OVA 1.0

3. Problem Description

   a. VMware Photon OS OVA default public ssh key

   A public ssh key used in the Photon OS build environment was
   inadvertently left in the original Photon OS 1.0 OVAs. This issue
   would have allowed anyone with the corresponding private key to
   access any Photon OS system built from the original 1.0 OVAs.

   The issue was discovered internally and the original OVAs have been
   replaced by updated OVAs. All instances of the corresponding private
   key have been deleted within VMware. 
   
   Customers that have downloaded a Photon OS 1.0 OVA before
   August 14, 2016 should review the Photon OS OVAs release notes for the
   workaround or should download a new OVA and replace all existing
   instances with new instances built from the updated Photon OS 1.0 OVAs.

   This issue is only present in the original Photon OS 1.0 OVAs and is
   not present in other Photon OS deliverables.

   The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has
   assigned the identifier CVE-2016-5333 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/
   Product        Version   on        Severity   Apply Patch     Workaround
   ============   =======   =======   ========   ============== 
=============
   Photon OS OVA  1.0       Linux     Important  Updated Photon  See Photon
OS
                                                 OS OVAs 1.0     Release
Notes  

4. Solution

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

   VMware Photon OS 1.0 OVA
   OVA Download
   https://github.com/vmware/photon/wiki/Downloading-Photon-OS
   Release Notes
   https://github.com/vmware/photon/blob/master/CHANGELOG.md

5. References

   http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2016-5333

   Photon OS OVA Release Notes
   https://github.com/vmware/photon/blob/master/CHANGELOG.md

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6. Change log

   2016-08-15 VMSA-2016-0012
   Initial security advisory in conjunction with the release of updated
   Photon OS 1.0 OVAs on 2016-08-15.

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