[Security-announce] NEW VMSA-2016-0024 vSphere Data Protection (VDP) updates address SSH Key-Based authentication issue

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                        VMware Security Advisory

Advisory ID: VMSA-2016-0024
Severity:    Critical
Synopsis:    vSphere Data Protection (VDP) updates address SSH Key-Based
             authentication issue
Issue date:  2016-12-20
Updated on:  2016-12-20 (Initial Advisory)
CVE number:  CVE-2016-7456

1. Summary

   vSphere Data Protection (VDP) updates address SSH key-based
   authentication issue

2. Relevant Products

   vSphere Data Protection (VDP)

3. Problem Description

   a. VDP SSH key-based authentication issue

   VDP contains a private SSH key with a known password that is configured
   to allow key-based authentication. Exploitation of this issue may allow
   an unauthorized remote attacker to log into the appliance with root
   privileges.

   VMware would like to thank Marc Ströbel aka phroxvs from HvS-Consulting
   for reporting this issue to VMware.

   The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has
   assigned the identifier CVE-2016-7456 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/     Mitigation/
   Product     Version    on       Severity  Apply Patch       Workaround
   ==========  =========  =======  ========  ================  ==========
   VDP         6.1.x      VA       Critical  KB2147069         None
   VDP         6.0.x      VA       Critical  KB2147069         None
   VDP         5.8.x      VA       Critical  KB2147069         None
   VDP         5.5.x      VA       Critical  KB2147069         None

4. Solution

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

   vSphere Data Protection
   Downloads and Documentation:
   http://kb.vmware.com/kb/2147069

5. References

   http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2016-7456

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6. Change log

   2016-12-20: VMSA-2016-0024
   Initial security advisory in conjunction with the release of vSphere
   Data Protection updates on 2016-12-20.

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