Vulnerabilities / Threats
12/19/2012
07:00 PM
Dark Reading
Dark Reading
Products and Releases
50%
50%

Digital Defense Discovers Zero-Day Vulnerability In VMware

A remote unauthenticated attacker can use this weakness to retrieve arbitrary files from the affected server's underlying root file system

San Antonio, TX – December 19, 2012 – Digital Defense, Inc. (DDI), a leading provider of managed cloud-based security risk assessments, announced another zero-day finding, discovered by the company's Vulnerability Research Team (VRT). The vulnerability resides in both the VMware® View Connection Server and the View Security Server. A remote unauthenticated attacker can use this weakness to retrieve arbitrary files from the affected server's underlying root file system. This security issue was revealed using DDI's patent-pending vulnerability scanning technology.

We applaud VMware for their collaboration and rapid response in developing a solution for the issue in the form of an upgrade, which is available through their website.

Previously unknown software flaws, or zero-day vulnerabilities, continue to be one of the biggest threats an organization can face. A single exploited vulnerability in one computer or network can be devastating, resulting in severe losses to an organization's reputation and bottom line.

DDI's VRT has the unique capability to identify and disclose these vulnerabilities. This Decisive Security Intelligence is improving the security posture of organizations across the globe. The VRT has released multiple vulnerability disclosures, including those within widely used platforms.

Gordon MacKay, Chief Technology Officer at DDI states, "Our VRT is vigilant in our quest to root out any flaws that pose a danger to our clients. In addition to proactively mining data to expose potential threats, we listen to our clients and investigate identified issues, which may reveal these previously unknown vulnerabilities".

About Digital Defense

Founded in 1999, Digital Defense, Inc. (DDI) is the premier provider of managed security risk assessment solutions protecting billions in assets for small businesses to Fortune companies in over 65 countries. DDI's dedicated team of experts helps organizations establish a culture of security through regular information security assessments, awareness education and Decisive Security Intelligence. This proven method bolsters the capability of organizations to reduce risk and keep information, intellectual property and reputations secure. The combination of DDI's certified Security Analysts, patent-pending scanning technology and proprietary cloud-based vulnerability management system, Frontline&trade Solutions Platform, delivers the most powerful assessment results and remediation management solutions possible.

Comment  | 
Print  | 
More Insights
Register for Dark Reading Newsletters
White Papers
Cartoon
Current Issue
Dark Reading, January 2015
To find and fix exploits aimed directly at your business, stop waiting for alerts and become a proactive hunter.
Flash Poll
Video
Slideshows
Twitter Feed
Dark Reading - Bug Report
Bug Report
Enterprise Vulnerabilities
From DHS/US-CERT's National Vulnerability Database
CVE-2014-3580
Published: 2014-12-18
The mod_dav_svn Apache HTTPD server module in Apache Subversion 1.x before 1.7.19 and 1.8.x before 1.8.11 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (NULL pointer dereference and server crash) via a REPORT request for a resource that does not exist.

CVE-2014-6076
Published: 2014-12-18
IBM Security Access Manager for Mobile 8.x before 8.0.1 and Security Access Manager for Web 7.x before 7.0.0 FP10 and 8.x before 8.0.1 allow remote attackers to conduct clickjacking attacks via a crafted web site.

CVE-2014-6077
Published: 2014-12-18
Cross-site request forgery (CSRF) vulnerability in IBM Security Access Manager for Mobile 8.x before 8.0.1 and Security Access Manager for Web 7.x before 7.0.0 FP10 and 8.x before 8.0.1 allows remote attackers to hijack the authentication of arbitrary users for requests that insert XSS sequences.

CVE-2014-6078
Published: 2014-12-18
IBM Security Access Manager for Mobile 8.x before 8.0.1 and Security Access Manager for Web 7.x before 7.0.0 FP10 and 8.x before 8.0.1 do not have a lockout period after invalid login attempts, which makes it easier for remote attackers to obtain admin access via a brute-force attack.

CVE-2014-6080
Published: 2014-12-18
SQL injection vulnerability in IBM Security Access Manager for Mobile 8.x before 8.0.1 and Security Access Manager for Web 7.x before 7.0.0 FP10 and 8.x before 8.0.1 allows remote authenticated users to execute arbitrary SQL commands via unspecified vectors.

Best of the Web
Dark Reading Radio
Archived Dark Reading Radio
Join us Wednesday, Dec. 17 at 1 p.m. Eastern Time to hear what employers are really looking for in a chief information security officer -- it may not be what you think.