The Third of the week is a reissue of a vulnerability relating to vCenter Orchestrator and its predecessor Alive Enterprise.
|Synopsis:||VMware vCenter Orchestrator and Alive Enterprise remote code execution vulnerability|
A vulnerability in VMware vCenter Orchestrator (vCO) and Alive Enterprise could allow remote execution.
2. Relevant releases
VMware vCenter Orchestrator 4.1 Update 1 and earlier
VMware vCenter Orchestrator 4.0 Update 2 and earlier
Alive Enterprise 7.2
3. Problem Description
VMware vCenter Orchestrator is an application to automate management tasks. Alive Enterprise is an application to monitor processes. Both products embed Apache Struts which is a third party component.
The following vulnerability has been reported in Apache Struts 2.0.11 or earlier. A remote execution of code vulnerability could allow malicious users to bypass the ‘#’-usage protection built into the ParametersInterceptor, which could allow server side context objects to be manipulated.
The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CVE-2010-1870 to this vulnerability.
VMware would like to thank the Vulnerability Research Team of Digital Defense, Inc. for reporting this issue to us.
Apache Struts version 2.0.11 and earlier also contain vulnerabilities which have not been assigned CVE names. This advisory also addresses these vulnerabilities described at the following URLs:
Column 4 of the following table lists the action required to remediate the vulnerability in each release, if a solution is available.
|VMware Product||Product Version||Running on||Replace with/Apply Patch|
|vCO||4.1||Windows||vCO fix for Apache Struts *|
|vCO||4.0||Windows||Update 3 **|
|Alive||7.2||any||affected, upgrade to vCenter Enterprise Operations Enterprise 1.0 **|
|vCenter Operations Standard||any||any||not affected|
* Refer to VMware Knowledge Base article 1034175 for a workaround.
** vCO 4.0 Update 3 is part of vCenter Server 4.0 Update 3
*** Alive Enterprise has been renamed to vCenter Operations Enterprise.
vCenter Server 4.0 Update 3
File type: .iso
File type: .zip
VMware vSphere Client
File type: .exe
Vmware vCenter Orchestrator
vCenter Orchestrator workaround for Apache Struts
vCenter Operations Enterprise 1.0
VMware vCenter Operations Enterprise 1.0 Windows Installer (x64 bit)
VMware vCenter Operations Enterprise 1.0 Linux Installer (x64 bit)
6. Change log
Initial security advisory in conjunction with the release of an Apache Struts workaround for VMware vCenter Orchestrator on 2011-03-14.
Update of security advisory after the release of vCenter Operations Enterprise 1.0 on 2011-04-12.
Update of security advisory after the release of VMware vCenter Orchestrator 4.0 Update 3 on 2011-05-05.
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