[Security-announce] NEW VMSA-2016-0020 vRealize Operations update addresses REST API deserialization vulnerability.

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                           VMware Security Advisory

Advisory ID: VMSA-2016-0020
Severity:    Important
Synopsis:    vRealize Operations update addresses REST API
             deserialization vulnerability
Issue date:  2016-11-15
Updated on:  2016-11-15 (Initial Advisory)
CVE number:  CVE-2016-7462

1. Summary

   vRealize Operations update addresses REST API deserialization
   vulnerability.

2. Relevant Products

   vRealize Operations

3. Problem Description

   a. vRealize Operations REST API deserialization vulnerability

   vRealize Operations contains a deserialization vulnerability in its
   REST API implementation. This issue may result in a Denial of
   Service as it allows for writing of files with arbitrary content
   and moving existing files into certain folders. The name format of
   the destination files is predefined and their names cannot be
   chosen. Overwriting files is not feasible.

   VMware would like to thank Jacob Baines of Tenable Network Security
   for reporting this issue to us.

   The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has
   assigned the identifier CVE-2016-7462 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/  Mitigations/
   Product     Version  on       Severity   Apply patch    Workarounds
   ==========  =======  =======  =========  =============  ==========
   vRealize    6.x      Any      Important  6.4.0          None
   Operations

   vRealize    5.x      Any      N/A        Not affected   N/A
   Operations


4. Solution

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

   vRealize Operations
   Downloads and Documentation:

https://my.vmware.com/en/web/vmware/info/slug/infrastructure_operations_man
agement/vmware_vrealize_operations/6_4

5. References

   http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2016-7462

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6. Change log

   2016-11-15 VMSA-2016-0020
   Initial security advisory in conjunction with the release of
   vRealize Operations 6.4 on 2016-11-15.

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