ESA-04: VMWare Broker Lack of Authentication Vulnerability

ESA-04: VMWare Broker Lack of Authentication Vulnerability

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Eucalyptus Security Advisory

Advisory ID:                  ESA-04
Date:                         7-11-2012
Severity:                     Critical
Affected Versions:            Eucalyptus 2.0.3, 3.0.1 and earlier
CVE Number:                   CVE-2012-3241
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OVERVIEW
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A security vulnerability has been identified in Eucalyptus 3.0.1 and 
earlier. An update is now available that resolves this issue. We advise 
immediately updating all affected Eucalyptus installations following the 
instructions below.

DESCRIPTION
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VMware Broker is an optional Eucalyptus component activated only in 
versions of Eucalyptus with VMware support. Broker enables 
Eucalyptus to deploy virtual machines on VMware hypervisors 
(ESX/ESXi) either directly or through VMware vCenter. A flaw 
was found in the way VMware Broker authenticates SOAP 
requests. An attacker could submit a SOAP request to VMware 
Broker and execute commands supported by the VMware Broker API.

SOLUTION 
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Eucalyptus versions 3.0.2 and 3.1.0 resolve this issue. 
Please see http://www.eucalyptus.com/download/eucalyptus 
for instructions on downloading and upgrading to the latest 
Eucalyptus software.

CONTACT and HELP
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Contact the Eucalyptus Security Team at security@eucalyptus.com.