VMware Security Advisories

Number: AV15-084
Date: 17 September 2015


The purpose of this advisory is to bring attention to the recently released security fixes for VMware vCenter Server.


VMware vCenter Server does not validate the certificate when binding to an LDAP server using TLS. Exploitation of this vulnerability may allow an attacker that is able to intercept traffic between vCenter Server and the LDAP server to capture sensitive information.

Versions affected: VMware vCenter Server prior to version 6.0 update 1 and VMware vCenter Server prior to version 5.5 update 3

CVE References: CVE-2015-6932

Suggested Action

CCIRC recommends that owner/operators test and deploy the vendor released updates or workarounds to affected platforms accordingly.



Note to Readers

In support of Public Safety's mission to build a safe and resilient Canada, CCIRC's mandate is to help ensure the security and resilience of the vital non-federal government cyber systems that underpin Canada's national security, public safety and economic prosperity. As Canada's computer security incident response team, CCIRC is Canada's national coordination centre for the prevention and mitigation of, preparedness for, response to, and recovery from cyber incidents on non-federal government systems. It does this by providing authoritative advice and support, and coordinating information sharing and incident response.

Please note, CCIRC PGP key has recently been updated.

For general information, please contact Public Safety Canada's Public Affairs division at:

Telephone: 613-944-4875 or 1-800-830-3118
Fax: 613-998-9589
E-mail: ps.communications-communications.sp@canada.ca

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