Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization Multiple Flaws Let Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code and Local Users Determine Passwords and Gain Elevated Privileges
SecurityTracker Alert ID: 1039744|
SecurityTracker URL: http://securitytracker.com/id/1039744
CVE-2014-9970, CVE-2017-7525, CVE-2017-7536
(Links to External Site)
Date: Nov 7 2017
Disclosure of authentication information, Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via local system, User access via network|
Fix Available: Yes Vendor Confirmed: Yes |
Several vulnerabilities were reported in Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization. A local user can obtain elevated privileges on the target system. A local user can determine 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 deserialization error in the jackson-databind component to execute arbitrary code on the target system [CVE-2017-7525]. The code will run with the privileges of the target service. The readValue() method of the ObjectMapper is affected.
A local user can conduct a timing attack on password hash comparison in the Jasypt component to determine passwords on the target system [CVE-2014-9970].
On systems with the security manager's reflective permissions granted to
Hibernate Validator, a local user can invoke private members of the class via ConstraintViolation#getInvalidValue() to gain elevated privileges [CVE-2017-7536].
Liao Xinxi (NSFOCUS) reported one vulnerability. Gunnar Morling (Red Hat) reported one vulnerability.
A local user can obtain elevated privileges on the target system.|
A local user can determine passwords on the target system.
A remote user can execute arbitrary code on the target system.
Red Hat has issued a fix.|
The Red Hat advisory is available at:
Vendor URL: access.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2017:3141 (Links to External Site)
Access control error, State error|
|Underlying OS: Linux (Red Hat Enterprise)|
This archive entry has one or more follow-up message(s) listed below.|
Source Message Contents
Subject: [RHSA-2017:3141-01] Important: rhvm-appliance security, bug fix, and enhancement update|
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Red Hat Security Advisory
Synopsis: Important: rhvm-appliance security, bug fix, and enhancement update
Advisory ID: RHSA-2017:3141-01
Product: Red Hat Virtualization
Advisory URL: https://access.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2017:3141
Issue date: 2017-11-07
CVE Names: CVE-2014-9970 CVE-2017-7525 CVE-2017-7536
An update for rhvm-appliance is now available for RHEV 4.X RHEV-H and
Agents for RHEL-7.
Red Hat Product Security has rated this update as having a security impact
of Important. A Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base score,
which gives a detailed severity rating, is available for each vulnerability
from the CVE link(s) in the References section.
2. Relevant releases/architectures:
Image Updates for RHV-H - noarch
Management Agent for RHEL 7 Hosts - noarch
The RHV-M Virtual Appliance automates the process of installing and
configuring the Red Hat Virtualization Manager. The appliance is available
to download as an OVA file from the Customer Portal.
The following packages have been upgraded to a later upstream version:
rhvm-appliance (20171019.0). (BZ#1496586)
* A deserialization flaw was discovered in the jackson-databind which could
allow an unauthenticated user to perform code execution by sending the
maliciously crafted input to the readValue method of the ObjectMapper.
* A vulnerability was found in Jasypt that would allow an attacker to
perform a timing attack on password hash comparison. (CVE-2014-9970)
* It was found that when the security manager's reflective permissions,
which allows it to access the private members of the class, are granted to
Hibernate Validator, a potential privilege escalation can occur. By
allowing the calling code to access those private members without the
permission an attacker may be able to validate an invalid instance and
access the private member value via ConstraintViolation#getInvalidValue().
Red Hat would like to thank Liao Xinxi (NSFOCUS) for reporting
CVE-2017-7525. The CVE-2017-7536 issue was discovered by Gunnar Morling
For details on how to apply this update, which includes the changes
described in this advisory, refer to:
5. Bugs fixed (https://bugzilla.redhat.com/):
1455566 - CVE-2014-9970 jasypt: Vulnerable to timing attack against the password hash comparison
1462702 - CVE-2017-7525 jackson-databind: Deserialization vulnerability via readValue method of ObjectMapper
1465573 - CVE-2017-7536 hibernate-validator: Privilege escalation when running under the security manager
1496586 - [Rebase] Tracker for rhvm-appliance 4.1.7
6. Package List:
Management Agent for RHEL 7 Hosts:
Image Updates for RHV-H:
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