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NEW VMSA-2014-0009 VMware NSX and vCNS product updates address a critical information disclosure vulnerability



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                   VMware Security Advisory

Advisory ID: VMSA-2014-0009
Synopsis:    VMware NSX and vCNS product updates address a critical
             information disclosure vulnerability
Issue date:  2014-09-11
Updated on:  2014-09-11 (Initial Advisory)
CVE number:  CVE-2014-3796
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1. Summary

    VMware NSX and vCloud Networking and Security (vCNS) product updates
    address a vulnerability that could lead to critical information
    disclosure.

2. Relevant releases

    NSX 6.0 prior to 6.0.6
    vCNS 5.5 prior to 5.5.3
    vCNS 5.1.4 prior to 5.1.4.2

3. Problem Description

   a. VMware NSX and vCNS information disclosure vulnerability

      VMware NSX and vCNS contain an input validation vulnerability.
      This issue may allow for critical information disclosure.

      The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org)
      has assigned the identifier CVE-2014-3796 to this issue.

      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
      =============  =======    =======   =================
      NSX Edge       6.1        any      not affected
      NSX Edge       6.0        any      6.0.6
      vCNS Edge      5.5        any      5.5.3
      vCNS Edge      5.1        any      5.1.4.2

4. Solution

   Please review the patch/release notes for your product and version
   and verify the checksum of your downloaded file.

   VMware NSX
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   Downloads:
   https://www.vmware.com/go/download-nsx-vsphere

   Documentation:
   https://www.vmware.com/support/pubs/nsx_pubs.html

   vCNS
   ----
   Downloads:
   https://www.vmware.com/go/download-vcd-ns

   Documentation:
   https://www.vmware.com/support/pubs/vshield_pubs.html

5. References

   http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2014-3796

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6. Change log

   2014-09-11 VMSA-2014-0009
   Initial security advisory in conjunction with the release of VMware
   NSX 6.1 and 6.0.6 and 5.1.4.2 on 2014-09-11. vCNS 5.5.3 was released
   on 2014-09-09.

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7. Contact

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   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
    fulldisclosure at seclists.org

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

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   Twitter
   https://twitter.com/VMwareSRC

   Copyright 2014 VMware Inc.  All rights reserved.


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