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Security Update:VMWare Released Security Update to Address 2 Vulnerabilities in Airwatch

Status Type

Security Update

Date and Time

Monday, January 30, 2017 - 16:44

Reason

Security Update

Impact

VMWare Airwatch Users

 

WHAT HAPPENED?
VMWare has released a security update to address 2 vulnerabilities in Airwatch.

Advanced Users: For a complete description of the security enhancements and affected software refer to VMware Security Advisory VMSA-2017-0001 (AirWatch updates address bypass of root detection and local data encryption) at http://lists.vmware.com/pipermail/security-announce/2017/000363.html.


AFFECTED SYSTEMS:

  • Airwatch Agent
  • Airwatch Console
  • AirWatch Inbox


WHAT'S THE PROBLEM?
Successful exploitation of this issue may result in an enrolled device having unrestricted access over local Airwatch security controls and data.


HOW DO I PROTECT MY COMPUTER?
VMware recommends customers to review the patch/release notes for your product and version and verify the checksum of your downloaded file.

  1. If you are supported by ITFS or have different IT support, no action on your part is required.
  2. If you do not have IT support, updates may be obtained through VMware Security Advisory VMSA-2017-0001 (AirWatch updates address bypass of root detection and local data encryption) at http://lists.vmware.com/pipermail/security-announce/2017/000363.html.


RELATED LINKS

IT Security at http://it.ucsf.edu/security