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VMware vRealize Automation 'kryo-octet-stream' Content Deserialization Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code on the Target System
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1040290
SecurityTracker URL:
CVE Reference:   CVE-2017-4947   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Jan 26 2018
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): vRA 7.2, 7.3
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in VMware vRealize Automation. A remote user can execute arbitrary code on the target system.

A remote user can send specially crafted data with 'content-type' set to 'kryo-octet-stream' to trigger a deserialization error in Xenon and execute arbitrary code on the target system.

Impact:   A remote user can execute arbitrary code on the target system.
Solution:   VMware has issued a fix.

For 7.2: KB52320
For 7.3: KB52326, KB52316

The VMware advisory is available at:

Vendor URL: (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error
Underlying OS:  Linux (Any)

Message History:   None.

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