VMware Security Advisories
Date: 22 December 2016
The purpose of this advisory is to bring attention to security advisories released by VMware.
VMware has released product updates addressing security issues for 2 VMware products.
- VMware vSphere Hypervisor (ESXi) – this update addresses a cross-site scripting vulnerability found in Versions 5.5 and Version 6.0 of ESXi and has a severity rating of "Important".
- vSphere Data Protection (VDP) – this update addresses an SSH Key-Based authentication vulnerability found in Versions 6.1,6.0,5.8,5.5 and has a severity rating of "Critical".
CVE References: CVE-2016-7456, CVE-2016-7463
CCIRC recommends that system administrators test and deploy the vendor-released updates to affected applications 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.
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