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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   VMware vRealize Vendors:   VMware
VMware vRealize Operations REST API Deserialization Flaw Lets Remote Users Deny Service
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1037297
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1037297
CVE Reference:   CVE-2016-7462   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Nov 16 2016
Impact:   Denial of service via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): Operations 6.x
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in VMware vRealize Operations. A remote user can cause denial of service conditions on the target system.

A remote user can trigger a deserialization flaw in the REST API implementation to move existing files into certain folders and to write files with arbitrary content. The filename format is predefined and the remote user cannot specify the filename or overwrite files.

Jacob Baines of Tenable Network Security reported this vulnerability.

Impact:   A remote user can move existing files into certain folders and write files with arbitrary content to cause denial of service conditions.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fix (Operations 6.4.0).

The vendor advisory is available at:

http://www.vmware.com/security/advisories/VMSA-2016-0020.html

Vendor URL:  www.vmware.com/security/advisories/VMSA-2016-0020.html (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error
Underlying OS:  Linux (Any), Windows (Any)

Message History:   None.


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