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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   VMware vSphere Vendors:   VMware
VMware vSphere Data Protection Java Deserialization Error Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code and Password Encryption Method Lets Local Users Obtain Plaintext Passwords
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1038617
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1038617
CVE Reference:   CVE-2017-4914, CVE-2017-4917   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Jun 6 2017
Impact:   Disclosure of authentication information, Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): Data Protection 5.5.x, 5.8.x, 6.0.x, 6.1.x
Description:   Two vulnerabilities were reported in VMware vSphere Data Protection. A local user can obtain passwords on the target system. A remote user can execute arbitrary code on the target system.

A remote user can send specially crafted data to trigger a Java deserialization error and execute arbitrary code on the target system [CVE-2017-4914].

The system stores vCenter Server credentials using reversible encryption [CVE-2017-4917]. A local user can obtain plaintext credentials.

Tim Roberts, Arthur Chilipweli, and Kelly Correll from NTT Security reported the deserialization vulnerability. Marc Strobel aka phroxvs from HvS-Consulting reported the password disclosure vulnerability.

Impact:   A local user can obtain passwords on the target system.

A remote user can execute arbitrary code on the target system.

Solution:   VMware has issued a fix (6.0.5, 6.1.4).

The VMware advisory is available at:

http://www.vmware.com/security/advisories/VMSA-2017-0010.html

Vendor URL:  www.vmware.com/security/advisories/VMSA-2017-0010.html (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error

Message History:   None.


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