[Security-announce] Updated VMSA-2016-0018.3 VMware product updates address local privilege escalation vulnerability in Linux kernel

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                           VMware Security Advisory

Advisory ID: VMSA-2016-0018.3
Severity:    Important
Synopsis:    VMware product updates address local privilege escalation
             vulnerability in Linux kernel
Issue date:  2016-11-09
Updated on:  2016-11-22
CVE number:  CVE-2016-5195

1. Summary

   VMware product updates address local privilege escalation vulnerability
in
   Linux kernel

2. Relevant Products

   VMware Identity Manager
   vRealize Automation
   vRealize Operations

3. Problem Description

   Local privilege escalation vulnerability in Linux kernel

   The Linux kernel which ships with the base operating system of VMware
   Appliances contains a race condition in the way its memory subsystem
   handles copy-on-write (aka “Dirty COW”). Successful exploitation of
the
   vulnerability may allow for local privilege escalation. The product
lines
   listed in this advisory have been confirmed to be affected.

   VMware product lines that are not affected are documented in VMware
   Knowledge Base article 2147515.

   The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has
   assigned the identifier CVE-2016-5195 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
   ========    =========  =======  =========  ================  ==========
   VMware      2.x        VA       Important  2.8               None
   Identity
   Manager

   vRealize    7.x        VA       Important  7.2.0             None
   Automation
   vRealize    6.x        VA       Important  6.2.5             None
   Automation

   vRealize    6.3.0      VA       Important  6.4.0 or          None
   Operations                                 KB2147630
   vRealize    6.2.1      VA       Important  6.4.0 or          None
   Operations                                 KB2147668
   vRealize    6.2.0a     VA       Important  6.4.0 or          None
   Operations                                 KB2147667
   vRealize    6.1.0      VA       Important  6.4.0 or          None
   Operations                                 KB2147666
   vRealize    6.0.3      VA       Important  6.4.0 or          None
   Operations                                 KB2147664
   vRealize    6.x        Windows  N/A        not affected      N/A
   Operations
   vRealize    6.x        Linux    N/A        not affected      N/A
   Operations
   vRealize    5.x        VA       Important  6.4.0             None
   Operations
   vRealize    5.x        Windows  N/A        not affected      N/A
   Operations
   vRealize    5.x        Linux    N/A        not affected      N/A
   Operatio

4. Solution

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

   VMware Identity Manager
   Downloads and Documentation:

https://my.vmware.com/web/vmware/details?downloadGroup=VIDM_ONPREM_28&produ
ctId=619&rPId=13547

   vRealize Automation
   Downloads and Documentation:

https://my.vmware.com/web/vmware/info/slug/infrastructure_operations_manage
ment/vmware_vrealize_automation/6_2

https://my.vmware.com/en/web/vmware/info/slug/infrastructure_operations_man
agement/vmware_vrealize_automation/7_2

   vRealize Operations
  Downloads and Documentation:
   http://www.vmware.com/download/download.do?downloadGroup=VROPS-640
   https://kb.vmware.com/kb/2147630
   https://kb.vmware.com/kb/2147668
   https://kb.vmware.com/kb/2147667
   https://kb.vmware.com/kb/2147666
   https://kb.vmware.com/kb/2147664

5. References

   http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2016-5195

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6. Change log

   2016-11-09 VMSA-2016-0018
   Initial security advisory in conjunction with the release of vROps
patches
   on 2016-11-09.

   2016-11-15 VMSA-2016-0018.1
   Security advisory update in conjunction with the release of vROps 6.4.0
on
   2016-11-15.

   2016-11-17 VMSA-2016-0018.2
   Security advisory update in conjunction with the release of VMware
Identity
   Manager 2.8 and vRealize Automation 6.2.5 on 2016-11-17.

   2016-11-22 VMSA-2016-0018.3
   Security advisory update in conjunction with the release of vRealize
   Automation 7.2.0 on 2016-11-22.

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