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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   VMware Vendors:   VMware
VMware vSphere Data Protection SSL Certificate Validation Flaw Lets Remote Users Conduct Man-in-the-Middle Attacks
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1031664
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1031664
CVE Reference:   CVE-2014-4632   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Jan 30 2015
Impact:   Disclosure of system information, Modification of system information
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): vSphere Data Protection 5.1, 5.5.x prior to 5.5.9, 5.8
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in VMware vSphere Data Protection. A remote user can conduct man-in-the middle attacks to perform backup and restore operations.

VMware vSphere Data Protection (VDP) does not properly validate SSL certificates from the vCenter Server. A remote user with the ability to conduct man-in-the middle attack can perform backup and restore operations.

Thorsten Tullmann of the Steinbuch Centre for Computing, KIT, Germany reported this vulnerability.

Impact:   A remote user can conduct man-in-the middle attacks to perform backup and restore operations.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fix (VDP 5.5.9, 5.8.1).

The vendor's advisory is available at:

http://www.vmware.com/security/advisories/VMSA-2015-0002.html

Vendor URL:  www.vmware.com/security/advisories/VMSA-2015-0002.html (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Authentication error

Message History:   This archive entry has one or more follow-up message(s) listed below.
Jan 30 2015 (EMC Issues Fix for EMC Avamar) VMware vSphere Data Protection SSL Certificate Validation Flaw Lets Remote Users Conduct Man-in-the-Middle Attacks
EMC has issued a fix for EMC Avamar Data Store and Avamar Virtual Edition.



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