VMware Security Updates for vCenter Server (VMSA-2015-0001) (POODLE)

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Synopsis :

The remote host has a virtualization management application installed
that is affected by multiple security vulnerabilities.

Description :

The VMware vCenter Server installed on the remote host is version 5.5
prior to Update 2d. It is, therefore, affected by multiple
vulnerabilities in the included OpenSSL library :

- An error exists related to DTLS SRTP extension handling
and specially crafted handshake messages that can allow
denial of service attacks via memory leaks.
(CVE-2014-3513)

- An error exists related to the way SSL 3.0 handles
padding bytes when decrypting messages encrypted using
block ciphers in cipher block chaining (CBC) mode.
Man-in-the-middle attackers can decrypt a selected byte
of a cipher text in as few as 256 tries if they are able
to force a victim application to repeatedly send the
same data over newly created SSL 3.0 connections. This
is also known as the 'POODLE' issue. (CVE-2014-3566)

- An error exists related to session ticket handling that
can allow denial of service attacks via memory leaks.
(CVE-2014-3567)

- An error exists related to the build configuration
process and the 'no-ssl3' build option that allows
servers and clients to process insecure SSL 3.0
handshake messages. (CVE-2014-3568)

See also :

http://www.vmware.com/security/advisories/VMSA-2015-0001.html
https://www.imperialviolet.org/2014/10/14/poodle.html
https://www.openssl.org/~bodo/ssl-poodle.pdf
https://tools.ietf.org/html/draft-ietf-tls-downgrade-scsv-00

Solution :

Upgrade to VMware vCenter Server 5.5u2d (5.5.0 build-2183111) or
later.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.1
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:C)
CVSS Temporal Score : 6.2
(CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Misc.

Nessus Plugin ID: 81146 ()

Bugtraq ID: 70574
70584
70585
70586

CVE ID: CVE-2014-3513
CVE-2014-3566
CVE-2014-3567
CVE-2014-3568

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