Multiple Vulnerabilities in VMware vSphere Data Protection Could Allow for Remote Code Execution

ITS Advisory Number: 
2018-120
Date(s) Issued: 
Friday, November 23, 2018
Subject: 
Multiple Vulnerabilities in VMware vSphere Data Protection Could Allow for Remote Code Execution
Overview: 

Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in VMware vSphere Data Protection (VDP), the most severe of which could allow for remote code execution. VMware vSphere Data Protection is a virtual appliance for backup and recovery integrated with vSphere suite and included with the Essential Plus license. Successful exploitation of the most severe of these vulnerabilities could result in an attacker executing remote code in the context of the affected application. Depending on the privileges associated with the application, an attacker could then install programs; view, change, or delete data; or create new accounts with full user rights.

 

THREAT INTELLIGENCE:

There have been no reports of this vulnerability being exploited in the wild.

Systems Affected: 
  • vSphere Data Protection 6.1 prior to 6.1.10

  • vSphere Data Protection 6.0 prior to 6.0.9

RISK
GOVERNMENT
Large and medium government entities: 
High
Small government entities: 
High
BUSINESS
Large and medium business entities: 
Medium
Small business entities: 
Medium
Home Users: 
N/A
Description: 

Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in VMware vSphere Data Protection (VDP), the most severe of which could allow for remote code execution. The details of these vulnerabilities are as follows:

  • A vulnerability in vSphere Data Protection could allow for the execution of arbitrary code on the server (CVE-2018-11066).

  • A vulnerability in vSphere Data Protection could allow for the redirection of application users to arbitrary web URLs by tricking the victims to click on maliciously crafted links (CVE-2018-11067).

  • An OS command injection vulnerability in 'getlogs' troubleshooting utility in vSphere Data Protection could allow for an administrative user to execute arbitrary commands (CVE-2018-11076).

  • An information exposure vulnerability in vSphere Data Protection Java management client package could allow the SSL/TLS private key to be leaked (CVE-2018-11077). 

Successful exploitation of the most severe of these vulnerabilities could result in an attacker executing remote code in the context of the affected application. Depending on the privileges associated with the application, an attacker could then install programs; view, change, or delete data; or create new accounts with full user rights.

Actions: 
  • After appropriate testing, immediately apply patches provided by VMware.

  • Run all software as a non-privileged user (one without administrative privileges) to diminish the effects of a successful attack.

  • Apply the Principle of Least Privilege to all systems and services