VMSA-2021-0028

Critical


VMSA-2021-0028.4

9.0-10.0

2021-12-10

2021-12-17

CVE-2021-44228, CVE-2021-45046

VMware Response to Apache Log4j Remote Code Execution Vulnerabilities (CVE-2021-44228, CVE-2021-45046)

1. Impacted Products (Under Evaluation)

  • VMware Horizon
  • VMware vCenter Server
  • VMware HCX
  • VMware NSX-T Data Center
  • VMware Unified Access Gateway
  • VMware WorkspaceOne Access
  • VMware Identity Manager 
  • VMware vRealize Operations
  • VMware vRealize Operations Cloud Proxy
  • VMware vRealize Automation
  • VMware vRealize Lifecycle Manager
  • VMware Site Recovery Manager, vSphere Replication
  • VMware Carbon Black Cloud Workload Appliance
  • VMware Carbon Black EDR Server
  • VMware Tanzu GemFire
  • VMware Tanzu GemFire for VMs
  • VMware Tanzu Greenplum
  • VMware Tanzu Operations Manager
  • VMware Tanzu Application Service for VMs
  • VMware Tanzu Kubernetes Grid Integrated Edition
  • VMware Tanzu Observability by Wavefront Nozzle
  • Healthwatch for Tanzu Application Service
  • Spring Cloud Services for VMware Tanzu
  • Spring Cloud Gateway for VMware Tanzu
  • Spring Cloud Gateway for Kubernetes
  • API Portal for VMware Tanzu
  • Single Sign-On for VMware Tanzu Application Service
  • App Metrics
  • VMware vCenter Cloud Gateway
  • VMware vRealize Orchestrator
  • VMware Cloud Foundation
  • VMware Workspace ONE Access Connector
  • VMware Horizon DaaS
  • VMware Horizon Cloud Connector
  • VMware NSX Data Center for vSphere
  • VMware AppDefense Appliance
  • VMware Cloud Director Object Storage Extension
  • VMware Telco Cloud Operations
  • VMware vRealize Log Insight
  • VMware Tanzu Scheduler
  • VMware Smart Assurance NCM
  • VMware Smart Assurance SAM [Service Assurance Manager]
  • VMware Integrated OpenStack
  • VMware vRealize Business for Cloud
  • VMware vRealize Network Insight
  • VMware Cloud Provider Lifecycle Manager 
  • VMware SD-WAN VCO
  • VMware NSX-T Intelligence Appliance
  • VMware Horizon Agents Installer
  • VMware Tanzu Observability Proxy
  • (Additional products will be added)

2. Introduction

Critical vulnerabilities in Apache Log4j identified by CVE-2021-44228 and CVE-2021-45046 have been publicly disclosed which impact VMware products. 

 

This is an ongoing event, please check this advisory for frequent updates as they develop.

3. Problem Description

Description

Multiple products impacted by remote code execution vulnerabilities via Apache Log4j (CVE-2021-44228, CVE-2021-45046).

Known Attack Vectors

A malicious actor with network access to an impacted VMware product may exploit these issues to gain full control of the target system.

Resolution

Fixes for CVE-2021-44228 and CVE-2021-45046 are documented in the ‘Fixed Version’ column of the ‘Response Matrix’ below.

Workarounds

Workarounds for CVE-2021-44228 and CVE-2021-45046 are documented in the ‘Workarounds’ column of the ‘Response Matrix’ below.

Additional Documentation

None.

Acknowledgements

None.

Notes

  • Exploitation attempts in the wild have been confirmed by VMware.
  • A supplemental blog post & frequently asked questions list was created for additional clarification. Please see: https://via.vmw.com/vmsa-2021-0028-faq
  • Unaffected VMware products can be referred to on the Knowledge Base article: https://kb.vmware.com/s/article/87068
  • On December 14, 2021 the Apache Software Foundation notified the community that their initial guidance for CVE-2021-44228 workarounds were not sufficient in removing all possible attack vectors. In addition, a new vulnerability identified by CVE-2021-45046 was published. In response, VMware has aligned with the new guidance and will be updating associated documentation with workarounds and fixes to address both vulnerabilities completely.
  • On December 17, 2021 the Apache Software Foundation updated the severity of CVE-2021-45046 to 9.0, in response we have aligned our advisory.  

Response Matrix:

Product Version Running On CVE Identifier CVSSv3 Severity Fixed Version Workarounds Additional Documentation
VMware Horizon
8.x, 7.x
Any
CVE-2021-44228, CVE-2021-45046
10.0, 9.0
critical

None
VMware vCenter Server
7.x, 6.7.x, 6.5.x
Virtual Appliance
CVE-2021-44228, CVE-2021-45046
10.0, 9.0
critical

Patch Pending
None
VMware vCenter Server
6.7.x, 6.5.x
Windows
CVE-2021-44228, CVE-2021-45046
10.0, 9.0
critical

Patch Pending
None
VMware HCX
4.3
Any
CVE-2021-44228, CVE-2021-45046
N/A
N/A

N/A
N/A
VMware HCX
4.2.x, 4.0.x
Any
CVE-2021-44228, CVE-2021-45046
10.0, 9.0
critical

Patch Pending
None
VMware HCX
4.1.x
Any
CVE-2021-44228, CVE-2021-45046
10.0, 9.0
critical

Patch Pending
None
VMware NSX-T Data Center
3.x, 2.x
Any
CVE-2021-44228, CVE-2021-45046
10.0, 9.0
critical

Patch Pending
None
VMware Unified Access Gateway
21.x, 20.x, 3.x
Any
CVE-2021-44228, CVE-2021-45046
10.0, 9.0
critical

None
VMware Workspace ONE Access
21.x, 20.10.x
Any
CVE-2021-44228, CVE-2021-45046
10.0, 9.0
critical

None
VMware Identity Manager
3.3.x
Any
CVE-2021-44228, CVE-2021-45046
10.0, 9.0
critical

None
VMware vRealize Operations
8.x
Any
CVE-2021-44228, CVE-2021-45046
10.0, 9.0
critical

Patch Pending
None
VMware vRealize Operations Cloud Proxy
Any
Any
CVE-2021-44228, CVE-2021-45046
10.0, 9.0
critical

Patch Pending
None
VMware vRealize Automation
8.x
Any
CVE-2021-44228, CVE-2021-45046
10.0, 9.0
critical

Patch Pending
None
VMware vRealize Automation
7.6
Any
CVE-2021-44228, CVE-2021-45046
10.0, 9.0
critical

Patch Pending
None
VMware vRealize Lifecycle Manager
8.x
Any
CVE-2021-44228, CVE-2021-45046
10.0, 9.0
critical

Patch Pending
None
VMware Carbon Black Cloud Workload Appliance
1.x
Any
CVE-2021-44228, CVE-2021-45046
10.0, 9.0
critical

None
VMware Carbon Black EDR Server
7.6.0, 7.5.x, 7.4.x, 7.3.x
Any
CVE-2021-44228, CVE-2021-45046
10.0, 9.0
critical

Patch Pending
None
VMware Site Recovery Manager, vSphere Replication
8.5, 8.4, 8.3
Any
CVE-2021-44228, CVE-2021-45046
10.0, 9.0
critical

None
VMware Tanzu GemFire
9.10.x
Any
CVE-2021-44228, CVE-2021-45046
10.0, 9.0
critical

None
VMware Tanzu GemFire for VMs
1.14.x, 1.13.x, 1.10.x
Any
CVE-2021-44228, CVE-2021-45046
10.0, 9.0
critical

None
VMware Tanzu Greenplum
6.x
Any
CVE-2021-44228, CVE-2021-45046
10.0, 9.0
critical

Patch Pending
None
VMware Tanzu Operations Manager
2.x
Any
CVE-2021-44228, CVE-2021-45046
10.0, 9.0
critical

None
VMware Tanzu Application Service for VMs
2.x
Any
CVE-2021-44228, CVE-2021-45046
10.0, 9.0
critical

None
VMware Tanzu Kubernetes Grid Integrated Edition
1.x
Any
CVE-2021-44228, CVE-2021-45046
10.0, 9.0
critical

Patch Pending
None
VMware Tanzu Observability by Wavefront Nozzle
3.x, 2.x
Any
CVE-2021-44228, CVE-2021-45046
10.0, 9.0
critical

Workaround Pending
None
Healthwatch for Tanzu Application Service
2.x
Any
CVE-2021-44228, CVE-2021-45046
10.0, 9.0
critical

Workaround Pending
None
Healthwatch for Tanzu Application Service
1.x
Any
CVE-2021-44228, CVE-2021-45046
10.0, 9.0
critical

Workaround Pending
None
Spring Cloud Services for VMware Tanzu
3.x
Any
CVE-2021-44228, CVE-2021-45046
10.0, 9.0
critical

None
None
Spring Cloud Services for VMware Tanzu
2.x
Any
CVE-2021-44228, CVE-2021-45046
10.0, 9.0
critical

None
None
Spring Cloud Gateway for VMware Tanzu
1.x
Any
CVE-2021-44228, CVE-2021-45046
10.0, 9.0
critical

Workaround Pending
None
Spring Cloud Gateway for Kubernetes
1.x
Any
CVE-2021-44228, CVE-2021-45046
10.0, 9.0
critical

Workaround Pending
None
API Portal for VMware Tanzu
1.x
Any
CVE-2021-44228, CVE-2021-45046
10.0, 9.0
critical

Workaround Pending
None
Single Sign-On for VMware Tanzu Application Service
1.x
Any
CVE-2021-44228, CVE-2021-45046
10.0, 9.0
critical

Workaround Pending
None
App Metrics
2.x
Any
CVE-2021-44228, CVE-2021-45046
10.0, 9.0
critical

Workaround Pending
None
VMware vCenter Cloud Gateway
1.x
Any
CVE-2021-44228, CVE-2021-45046
10.0, 9.0
critical

Patch Pending
None
VMware vRealize Orchestrator
8.x
Any
CVE-2021-44228, CVE-2021-45046
10.0, 9.0
critical

Patch Pending
None
VMware vRealize Orchestrator
7.6
Any
CVE-2021-44228, CVE-2021-45046
10.0, 9.0
critical

Patch Pending
None
VMware Cloud Foundation
4.x, 3.x
Any
CVE-2021-44228, CVE-2021-45046
10.0, 9.0
critical

Patch Pending
None
VMware Workspace ONE Access Connector (VMware Identity Manager Connector)
21.08.0.1, 21.08, 20.10, 19.03.0.1
Windows
CVE-2021-44228, CVE-2021-45046
10.0, 9.0
critical

None
VMware Horizon DaaS
9.1.x, 9.0.x
Any
CVE-2021-44228, CVE-2021-45046
10.0, 9.0
critical

Patch Pending
None
VMware Horizon Cloud Connector
1.x, 2.x
Any
CVE-2021-44228, CVE-2021-45046
10.0, 9.0
critical

Workaround Pending
None
VMware NSX Data Center for vSphere
6.x
Any
CVE-2021-44228, CVE-2021-45046
10.0, 9.0
critical

Patch Pending
None
VMware AppDefense Appliance
2.x
Any
CVE-2021-44228, CVE-2021-45046
10.0, 9.0
critical

N/A
None
VMware Cloud Director Object Storage Extension
2.1.x
Any
CVE-2021-44228, CVE-2021-45046
10.0, 9.0
critical

None
VMware Cloud Director Object Storage Extension
2.0.x
Any
CVE-2021-44228, CVE-2021-45046
10.0, 9.0
critical

None
VMware Telco Cloud Operations
1.x
Any
CVE-2021-44228, CVE-2021-45046
10.0, 9.0
critical

Patch Pending
None
VMware vRealize Log Insight
8.2, 8.3, 8.4, 8.6
Any
CVE-2021-44228, CVE-2021-45046
10.0, 9.0
critical

Patch Pending
None
VMware Tanzu Scheduler
1.x
Any
CVE-2021-44228, CVE-2021-45046
10.0, 9.0
critical

None
VMware Smart Assurance NCM
10.1.6
Any
CVE-2021-44228, CVE-2021-45046
10.0, 9.0
critical

Patch Pending
None
VMware Smart Assurance SAM [Service Assurance Manager]
10.1.0.x, 10.1.2, 10.1.5,
Any
CVE-2021-44228, CVE-2021-45046
10.0, 9.0
critical

Patch Pending
None
VMware Integrated OpenStack
7.x
Any
CVE-2021-44228, CVE-2021-45046
10.0, 9.0
critical

Patch Pending
None
VMware vRealize Business for Cloud
7.x
Any
CVE-2021-44228, CVE-2021-45046
10.0, 9.0
critical

Patch Pending
None
VMware vRealize Network Insight
5.3, 6.x
Any
CVE-2021-44228, CVE-2021-45046
10.0, 9.0
critical

Patch Pending
None
VMware Cloud Provider Lifecycle Manager
1.x
Any
CVE-2021-44228, CVE-2021-45046
10.0, 9.0
critical

None
VMware SD-WAN VCO
4.x
Any
CVE-2021-44228, CVE-2021-45046
10.0, 9.0
critical

Patch Pending
None
VMware NSX-T Intelligence Appliance
1.2.x, 1.1.x
Any
CVE-2021-44228, CVE-2021-45046
10.0, 9.0
critical

Patch Pending
None
VMware Horizon Agents Installer
21.x.x, 20.x.x
Any
CVE-2021-44228, CVE-2021-45046
10.0, 9.0
critical

None
VMware Tanzu Observability Proxy
10.x
Any
CVE-2021-44228, CVE-2021-45046
10.0, 9.0
critical

None

4. References

5. Change Log

2021-12-10: VMSA-2021-0028
Initial security advisory.

 

2021-12-11: VMSA-2021-0028.1

Updated advisory with workaround information for multiple products including vCenter Server Appliance, vRealize Operations, Horizon, vRealize Log Insight, Unified Access Gateway.

 

2021-12-13: VMSA-2021-0028.2

Revised advisory with updates to multiple products.

 

2021-12-15: VMSA-2021-0028.3

Revised advisory with updates to multiple products. In addition, added CVE-2021-45046 information and noted alignment with new Apache Software Foundation guidance. 

 

2021-12-17: VMSA-2021-0028.4

Revised advisory with updates to multiple products.

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