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VMware Security Advisory 2018-0009

VMware Security Advisory 2018-0009
Posted Apr 12, 2018
Authored by VMware | Site vmware.com

VMware Security Advisory 2018-0009 - vRealize Automation (vRA) updates address multiple security issues.

tags | advisory
advisories | CVE-2018-6958, CVE-2018-6959
MD5 | 9c196ee762f1c587bce6777649e182f1

VMware Security Advisory 2018-0009

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VMware Security Advisory

Advisory ID: VMSA-2018-0009
Severity: Important
Synopsis: vRealize Automation updates address
multiple security issues.
Issue date: 2018-04-12
Updated on: 2018-04-12 (Initial Advisory)
CVE number: CVE-2018-6958, CVE-2018-6959

1. Summary

vRealize Automation (vRA) updates address
multiple security issues.

2. Relevant Products

vRealize Automation (vRA)

3. Problem Description

a. DOM-based cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerability

VMware vRealize Automation contains a vulnerability that may allow
for a DOM-based cross-site scripting (XSS) attack. Exploitation of
this issue may lead to the compromise of the vRA user's workstation.

VMware would like to thank Oliver Matula and Benjamin Schwendemann
of ERNW Enno Rey Netzwerke GmbH for reporting this issue to us.

The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has
assigned the identifier CVE-2018-6958 to this issue.

Column 5 of the following table lists the action required to
remediate the vulnerability in each release, if a solution is
available.

VMware Product Running Replace with/ Mitigation/
Product Version on Severity Apply Patch Workaround
========== ========= ======= ======== ================ ==========
vRA 7.3.x VA Important 7.3.1 None
vRA 7.2.x VA Important 7.3.1 None
vRA 7.1.x VA Important 7.3.1 None
vRA 7.0.x VA Important 7.3.1 None
vRA 6.2.x VA N/A not affected N/A


b. Missing renewal of session tokens vulnerability

VMware vRealize Automation contains a vulnerability in the handling
of session IDs. Exploitation of this issue may lead to the hijacking
of a valid vRA user's session.

VMware would like to thank Oliver Matula and Benjamin Schwendemann
of ERNW Enno Rey Netzwerke GmbH for reporting this issue to us.

The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has
assigned the identifier CVE-2018-6959 to this issue.

Column 5 of the following table lists the action required to
remediate the vulnerability in each release, if a solution is
available.

VMware Product Running Replace with/ Mitigation/
Product Version on Severity Apply Patch Workaround
========== ========= ======= ======== ================ ==========
vRA 7.3.x VA Moderate 7.4.0 None
vRA 7.2.x VA Moderate 7.4.0 None
vRA 7.1.x VA Moderate 7.4.0 None
vRA 7.0.x VA Moderate 7.4.0 None
vRA 6.2.x VA N/A not affected N/A


4. Solution

Please review the patch/release notes for your product and version and
verify the checksum of your downloaded file.

vRealize Automation 7.3.1
Downloads:
https://my.vmware.com/web/vmware/info/slug/
infrastructure_operations_management/vmware_vrealize_automation/7_3
Documentation:
https://docs.vmware.com/en/vRealize-Automation/index.html

vRealize Automation 7.4.0
Downloads:
https://my.vmware.com/web/vmware/info/slug/
infrastructure_operations_management/vmware_vrealize_automation/7_4
Documentation:
https://docs.vmware.com/en/vRealize-Automation/index.html


5. References

http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2018-6958
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2018-6959

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6. Change log

2018-04-12 VMSA-2018-0009
Initial security advisory in conjunction with the release of
vRealize Automation 7.4.0 on 2018-04-12

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7. Contact

E-mail list for product security notifications and announcements:
http://lists.vmware.com/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/security-announce

This Security Advisory is posted to the following lists:

security-announce@lists.vmware.com
bugtraq@securityfocus.com
fulldisclosure@seclists.org

E-mail: security@vmware.com
PGP key at: https://kb.vmware.com/kb/1055

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http://www.vmware.com/security/advisories

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https://www.vmware.com/support/policies/security_response.html

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VMware Security & Compliance Blog
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Twitter
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Copyright 2018 VMware Inc. All rights reserved.

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