Heartbleed Vulnerability and VMware

If you haven’t heard of the Heart Bleed Vulnerability in OpenSSL please read the following link:

It will allow for data to be stolen undetected including keys, passwords, and more.

The VMware communities already has a few threads on it, but here is VMware’s official KB posting on it:


Here is the info as of 4/9/2014, 1 PM

Response to OpenSSL security issue CVE-2014-0160/CVE-2014-0346 a.k.a: “Heartbleed” (2076225)


The VMware Security Engineering, Communications, and Response group (vSECR) is investigating the OpenSSL issue dubbed “Heartbleed” (CVE-2014-0160, CVE-2014-0346).This article reflects the status of the ongoing investigation.

These VMware products that ship with OpenSSL 1.0.1 have been confirmed to be affected:

  • ESXi 5.5
  • VMware Fusion 6.0.x
  • VMware vCloud Automation Center (vCAC) 5.1.x
  • VMware vCloud Automation Center (vCAC) 5.2.x
  • VMware Horizon Mirage 4.4.0

Note: Confirmation is pending for VMware vCenter Server 5.5.

These VMware products that ship with OpenSSL 0.9.8 have been confirmed to be unaffected:

  • ESXi/ESX 4.x
  • ESXi 5.0
  • ESXi 5.1
  • VMware Fusion 5.x
  • VMware vCenter Server 4.x
  • VMware vCenter Server 5.0
  • VMware vCenter Server 5.1
  • VMware vCenter Server Appliance (vCSA) 5.x
  • VMware vCloud Automation Center (vCAC) 6.x
  • VMware Horizon Mirage 4.3.x and earlier
  • VMware Update Manager (VUM)
  • VMware vCenter Orchestrator (vCO)
  • VMware vCloud Director (vCD)
  • VMware vCenter Operations Manager (vCOps)
  • VMware vCenter Site Recovery Manager (SRM)
  • VMware vCenter Configuration Manager (vCM)
  • VMware vSphere Storage Appliance (VSA)
  • VMware Workstation
  • VMware Player


The issue can be mitigated by deploying VMware products on an isolated management network.

VMware is working on updating its products to remediate the issue.


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