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VMSA-2011-0005 VMware vCenter Orchestrator remote code execution vulnerability
From: VMware Security Team <security () vmware com>
Date: Mon, 14 Mar 2011 14:18:32 -0700

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                   VMware Security Advisory

Advisory ID:       VMSA-2011-0005
Synopsis:          VMware vCenter Orchestrator remote code execution
                   vulnerability
Issue date:        2011-03-14
Updated on:        2011-03-14 (initial release of advisory)
CVE numbers:       CVE-2010-1870
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1. Summary

   A vulnerability in VMware vCenter Orchestrator(vCO) could allow
   remote execution.

2. Relevant releases

   VMware vCenter Orchestrator 4.1
   VMware vCenter Orchestrator 4.0

3. Problem Description

    VMware vCenter Orchestrator is an application to automate
    management tasks. It embeds Apache Struts (version 2.0.11) 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:

    * http://struts.apache.org/2.2.1/docs/s2-002.html
    * http://struts.apache.org/2.2.1/docs/s2-003.html
    * http://struts.apache.org/2.2.1/docs/s2-004.html

    Column 4 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/
    Product        Version   on       Apply Patch
    =============  ========  =======  =================
    vCO            4.1       Windows  vCO fix for Apache Struts *
    vCO            4.0       Windows  vCO fix for Apache Struts *

    * Refer to VMware Knowledge Base article 1034175 for a workaround.

4. Solution

    Vmware vCenter Orchestrator
    ---------------------------
    vCenter Orchestrator workaround for Apache Struts
    http://kb.vmware.com/kb/1034175

5. References

   CVE numbers
   http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2010-1870

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6. Change log

2011-03-14  VMSA-2011-0005
Initial security advisory in conjunction with the release of an Apache
Struts workaround for VMware vCenter Orchestrator on 2011-03-14.

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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 at lists.vmware.com
  * bugtraq at securityfocus.com
  * full-disclosure at lists.grok.org.uk

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

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Copyright 2011 VMware Inc.  All rights reserved.

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