[Security-announce] VMSA-2018-0015 VMware AirWatch Agent updates resolve remote code execution vulnerability.


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VMware Security Advisory

Advisory ID: VMSA-2018-0015
Severity: Critical
Synopsis: VMware AirWatch Agent updates resolve remote code
execution vulnerability.
Issue date: 2018-06-11
Updated on: 2018-06-11 (Initial Advisory)
CVE number: CVE-2018-6968

1. Summary

VMware AirWatch Agent updates resolve remote code execution
vulnerability.

2. Relevant Products

VMware AirWatch Agent for Android (A/W Agent)
VMware AirWatch Agent for Windows Mobile (A/W Agent)

3. Problem Description

The VMware AirWatch Agent for Android and Windows Mobile devices
contain a remote code execution vulnerability in real time
File Manager capabilities. This vulnerability may allow for
unauthorized creation and execution of files in the Agent sandbox and
other publicly accessible directories such as those on the SD card by
a malicious administrator.

The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has
assigned the identifier CVE-2018-6968 to this issue.

Column 5 of the following table lists the action required to
remediate the vulnerability in each release, if a solution is
available.

VMware Product Running Replace with/ Mitigation/
Product Version on Severity Apply Patch Workaround
=========== ========= ======= ========= ================= ==========
A/W Agent x.x Android Critical 8.2* None
A/W Agent x.x iOS N/A Unaffected None
A/W Agent x.x WinMo Critical 6.5.2* None

*These updates will effectively disable File and Registry Management
capabilities. For more information please see:
https://support.workspaceone.com/articles/360005681594

4. Solution

VMware AirWatch Agent for Android 8.2
Downloads and Documentation:
https://play.google.com/

VMware AirWatch Agent for Windows Mobile 6.5.2
https://support.workspaceone.com/articles/360005681594

5. References

https://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2018-6968
https://support.workspaceone.com/articles/360005681594

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6. Change log

2018-06-11: Initial security advisory in conjunction with the release
of VMware AirWatch Agent for Android 8.2 and VMware AirWatch Agent
for Windows Mobile 6.5.2.

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