[Security-announce] NEW VMSA-2016-0013 - VMware Identity Manager and vRealize Automation updates address multiple security issues

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                             VMware Security Advisory

Advisory ID: VMSA-2016-0013
Severity:    Important
Synopsis:    VMware Identity Manager and vRealize Automation updates address multiple
             security issues
Issue date:  2016-08-23
Updated on:  2016-08-23 (Initial Advisory)
CVE number:  CVE-2016-5335, CVE-2016-5336

1. Summary

   VMware Identity Manager and vRealize Automation updates address multiple security
   issues

2. Relevant Products

   VMware Identity Manager
   vRealize Automation

3. Problem Description

   a. VMware Identity Manager local privilege escalation vulnerability

   VMware Identity Manager and vRealize Automation both contain a vulnerability that
   may allow for a local privilege escalation. Exploitation of this issue may lead to
   an attacker with access to a low-privileged account to escalate their privileges to
   that of root.

   The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has reserved
   the identifier CVE-2016-5335 for this issue.

   Column 5 of the following table lists the action required to remediate the
   vulnerability in each release, if a solution is available.

                             Product   Running               Replace with/
   VMWare Product            Version   on        Severity    Apply Patch     Workaround
   =======================   =======   =======   =========   =============   ==========
   VMware Identity Manager   2.x       VA        Important   2.7             None
   vRealize Automation       7.0.x     VA        Important   7.1             None
   vRealize Automation       6.x       VA        N/A         not affected    N/A

   b. vRealize Automation remote code execution vulnerability

   vRealize Automation contains a vulnerability that may allow for remote code
   execution. Exploitation of this issue may lead to an attacker gaining access to a
   low-privileged account on the appliance.

   The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has reserved
   the identifier CVE-2016-5336 for this issue.

   Column 5 of the following table lists the action required to remediate the
   vulnerability in each release, if a solution is available.

                          Product   Running               Replace with/
   VMware Product         Version   on        Severity    Apply Patch     Workaround
   ====================   =======   =======   =========   =============   ==========
   vRealize Automation    7.0.x     VA        Important   7.1             KB2146585
   vRealize Automation    6.x       VA        N/A         not affected    N/A

4. Solution

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

   VMware Identity Manager 2.7
   Downloads and Documentation:
   https://my.vmware.com/en/web/vmware/info/slug/desktop_end_user_computing/vmware_identity_manager/2_7

   vRealize Automation 7.1
   Downloads and Documentation:
   https://my.vmware.com/group/vmware/info/slug/infrastructure_operations_management/vmware_vrealize_automation/7_1#product_downloads

5. References

   http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2016-5335
   http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2016-5336
   https://kb.vmware.com/kb/2146585

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6. Change log

   2016-08-23 VMSA-2016-0013 Initial security advisory in conjunction with the
   release of vRealize Automation 7.1 on 2016-08-23.

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