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VMware Security Advisory 2018-0015

VMware Security Advisory 2018-0015
Posted Jun 11, 2018
Authored by VMware | Site vmware.com

VMware Security Advisory 2018-0015 - VMware AirWatch Agent updates resolve remote code execution vulnerability.

tags | advisory, remote, code execution
advisories | CVE-2018-6968
SHA-256 | 8eedf84a536af539e3b782efa5002b2304872f2285e51ab25ee1e8a223443c8a

VMware Security Advisory 2018-0015

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VMware Security Advisory

Advisory ID: VMSA-2018-0015
Severity: Critical
Synopsis: VMware AirWatch Agent updates resolve remote code
execution vulnerability.
Issue date: 2018-06-11
Updated on: 2018-06-11 (Initial Advisory)
CVE number: CVE-2018-6968

1. Summary

VMware AirWatch Agent updates resolve remote code execution
vulnerability.

2. Relevant Products

VMware AirWatch Agent for Android (A/W Agent)
VMware AirWatch Agent for Windows Mobile (A/W Agent)

3. Problem Description

The VMware AirWatch Agent for Android and Windows Mobile devices
contain a remote code execution vulnerability in real time
File Manager capabilities. This vulnerability may allow for
unauthorized creation and execution of files in the Agent sandbox and
other publicly accessible directories such as those on the SD card by
a malicious administrator.

The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has
assigned the identifier CVE-2018-6968 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
=========== ========= ======= ========= ================= ==========
A/W Agent x.x Android Critical 8.2* None
A/W Agent x.x iOS N/A Unaffected None
A/W Agent x.x WinMo Critical 6.5.2* None

*These updates will effectively disable File and Registry Management
capabilities. For more information please see:
https://support.workspaceone.com/articles/360005681594

4. Solution

VMware AirWatch Agent for Android 8.2
Downloads and Documentation:
https://play.google.com/

VMware AirWatch Agent for Windows Mobile 6.5.2
https://support.workspaceone.com/articles/360005681594

5. References

https://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2018-6968
https://support.workspaceone.com/articles/360005681594

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6. Change log

2018-06-11: Initial security advisory in conjunction with the release
of VMware AirWatch Agent for Android 8.2 and VMware AirWatch Agent
for Windows Mobile 6.5.2.

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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 at vmware.com
PGP key at: https://kb.vmware.com/kb/1055

VMware Security Advisories
http://www.vmware.com/security/advisories

VMware Security Response Policy
https://www.vmware.com/support/policies/security_response.html

VMware Lifecycle Support Phases
https://www.vmware.com/support/policies/lifecycle.html

VMware Security & Compliance Blog
https://blogs.vmware.com/security

Twitter
https://twitter.com/VMwareSRC

Copyright 2018 VMware Inc. All rights reserved.
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