Security Updates for VMware Products

Number: AV15-110
Date: 20 November 2015

Purpose

The purpose of this advisory is to bring attention to the recently released security updates for VMware products.

Assessment

VMware has released security updates to address a security vulnerability in Apache Flex BlazeDS. Exploitation of this vulnerability could allow remote unauthenticated attackers to read arbitrary files due to the way XML External Entity (XXE) requests are processed.  Several VMware products utilize Adobe LiveCycle Data Services, which leverages the BlazeDS library, and may be affected by this vulnerability.

Affected software versions:

CVE Reference: CVE-2015-3269

Suggested Action

CCIRC recommends that system administrators test and deploy the vendor-released update to affected applications accordingly.

References:

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.
http://www.publicsafety.gc.ca/cnt/ntnl-scrt/cbr-scrt/_fl/CCIRCPublicPGPKey.txt

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