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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   VMware AirWatch Vendors:   VMware
VMware AirWatch Agent File Manager Function Lets Remote Authenticated Users Execute Arbitrary Code on the Target System
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1041060
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1041060
CVE Reference:   CVE-2018-6968   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Jun 11 2018
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via network, Modification of system information, User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): Agent for Android, Agent for Windows Mobile
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in VMware AirWatch Agent for Android and Windows Mobile. A remote authenticated user can create files and execute arbitrary code on the target system.

A remote authenticated administrative user can exploit a flaw in the real time File Manager function to create files in the Agent sandbox and other publicly accessible directories (e.g., SD card) and execute them.

Impact:   A remote authenticated administrative user can execute arbitrary code on the target system.
Solution:   VMware has issued a fix (Agent for Android 8.2; Agent for Windows Mobile 6.5.2).

[Editor's note: The fix disables the File and Registry Management capabilities.]

The VMware advisory is available at:

http://www.vmware.com/security/advisories/VMSA-2018-0015.html

Vendor URL:  www.vmware.com/security/advisories/VMSA-2018-0015.html (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Not specified
Underlying OS:  Android, Windows (Any)
Underlying OS Comments:  Android, Windows Mobile

Message History:   None.


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