VMware Security Advisory:- VMSA-2015-0003.1

New advisory for you and this one looks like a beast, I mean it seems to affect every VMware product other than vSphere ESXi. But to be fair this is more of an issue with Oracle JRE than the overlaying applications stack. And relate to an issue documented in Oracle’s Critical Patch Update Advisory of January 2015 which contained 169 security fixes. It is strongly recommended by Oracle that the patch is installed and by VMware that this patch is applied to any and all of the affected products listed below:

Synopsis: VMware product updates address critical information disclosure issue in JRE.
Issue date: 2015-04-02
Updated on: 2015-04-09
CVE number: CVE-2014-6593, for other CVEs see JRE reference
  1. SummaryVMware product updates address critical information disclosure issue in JRE.2. Relevant Releases

    Horizon View 6.x or 5.x

Horizon Workspace Portal Server 2.1 or 2.0

Horizon DaaS Platform 6.1.4 or 5.4.5

vRealize Operations Manager 6.0

vCenter Operations Manager 5.8.x or 5.7.x

vRealize Application Services 6.2 or 6.1

vCloud Application Director 6.0

vRealize Automation 6.2 or 6.1

vCloud Automation Center 6.0.1

vSphere Replication prior to or

vRealize Automation 6.2.x or 6.1.x

vRealize Code Stream 1.1 or 1.0

vRealize Hyperic 5.8.x, 5.7.x or 5.0.x

vSphere AppHA Prior to 1.1.x

vCenter Chargeback Manager 2.7 or 2.6

vRealize Business Standard prior to 1.1.x or 1.0.x

NSX for Multi-Hypervisor  prior to 4.2.4

vCloud Director prior to 5.5.3

vCloud Director Service Providers prior to

vRealize Configuration Manager 5.7.x or 5.6.x

vRealize Infrastructure 5.8 or 5.7

vRealize Log Insight 2.5, 2.0, 1.5 or 1.0

3. Problem Description

a. Oracle JRE Update


Oracle JRE is updated in VMware products to address a critical security issue that existed in earlier releases of Oracle JRE.

VMware products running JRE 1.7 Update 75 or newer and JRE 1.6 Update 91 or newer are not vulnerable to CVE-2014-6593, as documented in the Oracle Java SE Critical Patch Update Advisory of January 2015.

This advisory also includes the other security issues that are addressed in JRE 1.7 Update 75 and JRE 1.6 Update 91. The References section provides a link to the JRE advisory.

The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the identifier CVE-2014-6593 to this issue.  This issue is also known as “SKIP” or “SKIP-TLS”.

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**
Horizon View 6.x Any 6.1
Horizon View 5.x Any 5.3.4
Horizon Workspace Portal Server 2.1 ,2.0 Any 2.1.1
Horizon DaaS Platform 6.1 Any 6.1.4
Horizon DaaS Platform 6.0 Any Patch pending
Horizon DaaS Platform 5.4 Any 5.4.5
vCloud Networking and Security 5.5 Any Patch pending*
vCloud Connector 2.7 Any Patch pending*
vCloud Usage Meter 3.3 Any Patch pending*
vCenter Site Recovery Manager 5.5.x Any patch pending***
vCenter Site Recovery Manager 5.1.x Any patch pending***
vCenter Site Recovery Manager 5.0.x Any patch pending***
vCenter Server 6.0 Any Patch pending
vCenter Server 5.5 Any Patch pending
vCenter Server 5.1 Any Patch pending
vCenter Server 5.0 Any Patch pending
vRealize Operations Manager 6.0 Any KB2112028
vRealize Operations Manager 5.8.x Any KB2111172
vRealize Operations Manager 5.7.x Any KB2111172
vCenter Support Assistant 5.5.1.x Any Patch pending
vRealize Application Services 6.2 Any KB2111981
vRealize Application Services 6.1 Any KB2111981
vCloud Application Director 6.0 Any KB2111981
vCloud Application Director 5.2 Any KB2111981
vRealize Automation 6.2 Any KB2111658
vRealize Automation 6.1 Any KB2111658
vCloud Automation Center 6.0.1 Any KB2111658
vRealize Code Stream 1.1 Any KB2111658
vRealize Code Stream 1.0 Any KB2111658
vPostgres 9.3.x Any Patch pending
vPostgres 9.2.x Any Patch pending
vPostgres 9.1.x Any Patch pending
vSphere Replication 5.8.1 Any Patch pending
vSphere Replication 5.8.0 Any
vSphere Replication 5.6.0 Any
vSphere Replication 5.1 Any Patch pending
vSphere Storage Appliance 5.x Any Patch pending*
vRealize Hyperic 5.8 Any KB2111337
vRealize Hyperic 5.7 Any KB2111337
vRealize Hyperic 5.0 Any KB2111337
vSphere AppHA 1.1 Any KB2111336
vSphere Big Data Extensions 2.1 Any Patch pending*
vSphere Big Data Extensions 2.0 Any Patch pending*
vSphere Data Protection 6.0 Any Patch pending*
vSphere Data Protection 5.8 Any Patch pending*
vSphere Data Protection 5.5 Any Patch pending*
vSphere Data Protection 5.1 Any Patch pending*
vCenter Chargeback Manager 2.7 Any KB2112011*
vCenter Chargeback Manager 2.6 Any KB2113178*
vRealize Business Adv/Ent 8.1 Any Patch pending*
vRealize Business Adv/Ent 8.0 Any Patch pending*
vRealize Business Standard 6.0 Any KB2111802
vRealize Business Standard 1.1 Any KB2111802
vRealize Business Standard 1.0 Any KB2111802
NSX for vSphere 6.1 Any Patch pending*
NSX for Multi-Hypervisor 4.2 Any 4.2.4*
vCloud Director 5.5.x Any 5.5.3*
vCloud Director For Service Providers 5.6.4 Any*
vCenter Application Discovery  Manager 7.0 Any Patch pending*
vRealize Configuration Manager 5.7.x Any KB2111670
vRealize Configuration Manager 5.6 Any KB2111670
vRealize Infrastructure Navigator 5.8 Any 5.8.4
vRealize Infrastructure Navigator 5.7 Any KB2111334*
vRealize Orchestrator 6.0 Any Patch pending*
vRealize Orchestrator 5.2 Any Patch pending*
vRealize Orchestrator 5.1 Any Patch pending*
vShield 5.5 Any Patch pending*
vRealize Log Insight 2.5 Any KB2113235*
vRealize Log Insight 2.0 Any KB2113235*
vRealize Log Insight 1.5 Any KB2113235*
vRealize Log Insight 1.0 Any KB2113235*
vSphere Management Assistant 5.x Any Patch pending
vSphere Update Manager 6.0 Any Patch pending*
vSphere Update Manager 5.5 Any Patch pending*
vSphere Update Manager 5.1 Any Patch pending*
vSphere Update Manager 5.0 Any Patch pending*

*   The severity of critical is lowered to important for this product as is not considered Internet facing

**  Knowledge Base (KB) articles provides details of the patches and how to install them.

*** vCenter Site Recovery Manager 5.0, 5.1, and 5.5 itself do not include JRE but they include the vSphere Replication appliance which has JRE. vCenter Site Recovery 5.8 and 6.0 do not include JRE nor the vSphere Replication appliance.

4. Solution


Please review the patch/release notes for your product and version and verify the checksum of your downloaded file.
Horizon View 6.1, 5.3.4: Downloads:

VMware Workspace Portal 2.1.1: Download:



Horizon DaaS Platform 6.1.4 Download:

Horizon DaaS Platform 5.4.5 Download:


vRealize Operations Manager 6.0.1 Downloads and Documentation:


vRealize Application Services 6.2, 6.1 Downloads and Documentation:


vCloud Application Director 6.0 Downloads and Documentation:


vCloud Director for Service Providers Downloads and Documentation:


vCenter Operations Manager 6.0, 5.8.5, 5.7.4 Downloads and Documentation:


vCloud Automation Center Downloads and Documentation:

vSphere Replication, Downloads:


vRealize Automation 6.2.1, 6.1.1 Downloads and Documentation:


vRealize Code Stream 1.1, 1.0 Downloads and Documentation:


vRealize Hyperic 5.8.4, 5.7.2, 5.0.3 Downloads and Documentation:


vSphere AppHA 1.1.1 Downloads and Documentation:


vCenter Chargeback Manager 2.7 Downloads and Documentation:


vCenter Chargeback Manager 2.6 Downloads and Documentation:


vRealize Business Standard 6.0, 1.1 , 1.0 Downloads and Documentation:


vRealize Configuration Manager 5.7.3 Downloads and Documentation:


vRealize Infrastructure Navigator 5.8.4 Download:

vRealize Infrastructure Navigator 5.7 Downloads and Documentation:


5. References


JRE:- Oracle Java SE Critical Patch Update Advisory of January 2015

6. Change log

2015-04-02 VMSA-2015-0003
Initial security advisory in conjunction with the release of VMware Horizon View 6.1, 5.3.4; vCenter Operations Manager 5.8.5; vCenter Operations Manager 5.7.4; vCloud Automation Center; vSphere Replication,; vRealize Automation 6.2.1, 6.1.1; vRealize Code Stream 1.1, 1.0; vRealize Hyperic 5.8.4, 5.7.2, 5.0.3; vSphere AppHA 1.1.1; vRealize Business Standard 1.1.1, 1.0.1; vRealize Configuration Manager prior to 5.7.3; vRealize Infrastructure 5.7, 5.8.4 Patches released on 2015-04-02.

2015-04-09 VMSA-2015-0003.1
Initial security advisory in conjunction with the release of VMware Horizon DaaS Platform 6.1.4, 5.4.5; vRealize Operations Manager 6.0; vRealize Application Services 6.2; vRealize Application Services 6.1; vCloud Application Director 6.0; vCenter Chargeback Manager 2.7, 2.6; vCloud Director For Service Providers; vRealize Log Insight 2.5, 2.0, 1.5, 1.0 Patches released on 2015-04-09.

7. ContactE-mail list for product security notifications and announcements:


This Security Advisory is posted to the following lists:

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

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

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