VMware Security Advisory:- VMSA-2012-0005

This is the third of the week and it is a bit of a catch all,  note that vCenter Server, Orchestrator, Update Manager, vShield, the Client and both ESX and ESXi are involved

Synopsis: VMware vCenter Server, Orchestrator, Update Manager, vShield, vSphere Client, ESXi and ESX address several security issues
Issue date: 2012-03-15
Updated on: 2012-03-15 (initial advisory)
CVE numbers: CVE numbers:      CVE-2012-1508, CVE-2012-1509, CVE-2012-1510, CVE-2012-1512, CVE-2012-1513, CVE-2012-1514, CVE-2011-3190, CVE-2011-3375, CVE-2012-0022, CVE-2010-0405
— JRE —
See references

1. Summary

VMware vCenter Server, Orchestrator, Update Manager, vShield,
vSphere Client, ESXi and ESX address several security issues

2. Relevant releases

VMware vCenter Server 5.0
VMware vSphere Client 5.0
VMware vSphere Client 4.1 Update 1 and earlier
VMware vCenter Orchestrator 4.2
VMware vCenter Orchestrator 4.1 Update 1 and earlier
VMware vCenter Orchestrator 4.0 Update 3 and earlier
VMware vShield Manager 4.1 Update 1
VMware vShield Manager 1.0 Update 1
VMware Update Manager 5.0
ESXi 5.0 without patches ESXi500-201203101-SG, ESXi500-201112402-BG
ESXi 4.1 without patch ESXi410-201110202-UG
ESXi 4.0 without patch ESXi400-201110402-BG
ESX 4.1 without patch ESX410-201110201-SG
ESX 4.0 without patch ESX400-201110401-SG

3. Problem Description

a. VMware Tools Display Driver Privilege Escalation

The VMware XPDM and WDDM display drivers contain buffer overflow vulnerabilities and the XPDM display driver does not properly check for NULL pointers. Exploitation of these issues may lead to local privilege escalation on Windows-based Guest Operating Systems.

VMware would like to thank Tarjei Mandt for reporting theses issues to us.

The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the names CVE-2012-1509 (XPDM buffer overrun), CVE-2012-1510 (WDDM buffer overrun) and CVE-2012-1508 (XPDM null pointer dereference) to these issues.

Note: CVE-2012-1509 doesn’t affect ESXi and ESX.

Column 4 of the following table lists the action required to remediate the vulnerability in each release, if a solution is available.

VMware Product * Product Version Running On Replace with/Apply Patch **
vCenter any Windows not affected
Workstation 8.x any not affected
Player 4.x any not affected
Fusion 4.x OS/X not affected
ESXi 5.0 ESXi ESXi500-201112402-BG
ESXi 4.1 ESXi ESXi410-201110202-UG
ESXi 4.0 ESXi ESXi400-201110402-BG
ESXi 3.5 ESXi not affected
ESX 4.1 ESX ESX410-201110201-SG
ESX 4.0 ESX ESX400-201110401-SG
ESX 3.5 ESX not affected

* Remediation for VMware View is described in VMSA-2012-0004.

** Notes on updating VMware Guest Tools:

After the update or patch is applied, VMware Guest Tools must be updated in any pre-existing Windows-based Guest Operating System. The XPDM and WDDM drivers are part of Tools.

Windows-Based Virtual Machines that have moved to Workstation 8 or Player 4 from a lower version of Workstation or Player are affected unless:

- They were moved from Workstation 7.1.5 or Player 3.1.5,

AND

- The Tools version was updated before the move.

Windows-Based Virtual Machines that have moved to Fusion 4 from a lower version of Fusion are affected.

b. vSphere Client internal browser input validation vulnerability

The vSphere Client has an internal browser that renders html pages from log file entries. This browser doesn’t properly sanitize input and may run script that is introduced into the log files. In order for the script to run, the user would need to open an individual, malicious log file entry. The script would run with the permissions of the user that runs the vSphere Client.

VMware would like to thank Edward Torkington for reporting this issue to us.

The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CVE-2012-1512 to this issue.

In order to remediate the issue, the vSphere Client of the vSphere 5.0 Update 1 release or the vSphere 4.1 Update 2 release needs to be installed. The vSphere Clients that come with vSphere 4.0 and vCenter Server 2.5 are not affected.

c. vCenter Orchestrator Password Disclosure

The vCenter Orchestrator (vCO) Web Configuration tool reflects back the vCenter Server password as part of the webpage. This might allow the logged-in vCO administrator to retrieve the vCenter Server password.

VMware would like to thank Alexey Sintsov from Digital Security Research Group for reporting this issue to us.

The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CVE-2012-1513 to this issue.

VMware Product Product Version Running On Replace with/Apply Patch
vCO 4.2 Windows Update 1
vCO 4.1 Windows Update 2
vCO 4.0 Windows Update 4

d. vShield Manager Cross-Site Request Forgery vulnerability

The vShield Manager (vSM) interface has a Cross-Site Request Forgery vulnerability. If an attacker can convince an authenticated user to visit a malicious link, the attacker may force the victim to forward an authenticated request to the server.

VMware would like to thank Frans Pehrson of Xxor AB (www.xxor.se) and Claudio Criscione for independently reporting
this issue to us

The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CVE-2012-1514 to this issue.

VMware Product Product Version Running On Replace with/Apply Patch
vSM 5.0 Linux not affected
vSM 4.1 Linux vSM 4.1.0 Update 1
vSM 4.0 Linux vSM 1.0.1 Update 2

e. vCenter Update Manager, Oracle (Sun) JRE update 1.6.0_30

Oracle (Sun) JRE is updated to version 1.6.0_30, which addresses multiple security issues that existed in earlier releases of Oracle (Sun) JRE.

Oracle has documented the CVE identifiers that are addressed in JRE 1.6.0_29 and JRE 1.6.0_30 in the Oracle Java SE Critical Patch Update Advisory of October 2011. The References section
provides a link to this advisory.

Column 4 of the following table lists the action required to remediate the vulnerability in each release, if a solution is available.

VMware Product Product Version Running On Replace with/Apply Patch
vCenter 5.0 Windows patch pending
vCenter 4.1 Windows patch pending
vCenter 4.0 Windows not applicable **
VirutalCenter 2.5 Windows not applicable **
Update Manager 5.0 Windows Update Manager 5.0 Update 1
Update Manager 4.1 Windows Not Applicable **
Update Manager 4.0 Windows Not Applicable **
Hosted * any any not affected
ESXi any ESXi not applicable
ESX 4.1 ESX patch pending
ESX 4.0 ESX not affected
ESX 3.5 ESX not affected

* hosted products are VMware Workstation, Player, ACE, Fusion.

** this product uses the Oracle (Sun) JRE 1.5.0 family

f. vCenter Server Apache Tomcat update 6.0.35

Apache Tomcat has been updated to version 6.0.35 to address multiple security issues.

The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the names CVE-2011-3190, CVE-2011-3375, and CVE-2012-0022 to these issues.

VMware Product Product Version Running On Replace with/Apply Patch
vCenter 5.0 Windows vCenter 5.0 Update 1
vCenter 4.1 Windows patch pending
vCenter 4.0 Windows patch pending
VirutalCenter 2.5 Windows not applicable **
Hosted * any any not affected
ESXi any ESXi not applicable
ESX 4.1 ESX patch pending
ESX 4.0 ESX patch pending
ESX 3.5 ESX not appilcable

* hosted products are VMware Workstation, Player, ACE, Fusion.

** this product uses the Apache Tomcat 5.5 family

g. ESXi update to third party component bzip2

The bzip2 library is updated to version 1.0.6, which resolves a security issue.

The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CVE-2010-0405 to this issue.

VMware Product Product Version Running On Replace with/Apply Patch
vCenter any Windows not affected
Hosted * any any not affected
ESXi 5.0 ESXi ESXi500-201203101-SG
ESXi 4.1 ESXi not affected
ESXi 4.0 ESXi not affected
ESXi 3.5 ESXi not affected
ESX any ESX not appilcable

* hosted products are VMware Workstation, Player, ACE, Fusion.

4. Solution

Please review the patch/release notes for your product and version and verify the checksum of your downloaded file.

vCenter Server 5.0 Update 1
—————————

The download for vCenter Server includes vSphere Update Manager, vSphere Client, and vCenter Orchestrator

Download link:
http://downloads.vmware.com/d/info/datacenter_cloud_infrastructure/vmware_vsphere/5_0

Release Notes:
vSphere vCenter Server
https://www.vmware.com/support/pubs/vsphere-esxi-vcenter-server-pubs.html
https://www.vmware.com/support/pubs/vum_pubs.html

File: VMware-VIMSetup-all-5.0.0-639890.iso
md5sum:f860ac4b618e2562ebffa2318446fa5b
sha1sum:62830e3061b983e98944ae6d9d3b2e820cebe270

File: VMware-VIMSetup-all-5.0.0-639890.zip
md5sum:a8bdde277aeeffc382ec210acf510479
sha1sum:0b675a47349fdc09104c62ad84bd302846213fc8

vCenter Server 4.1 Update 2
—————————

The download for vCenter Server includes vSphere Client and vCenter Orchestrator.

Download link:
http://downloads.vmware.com/d/info/datacenter_cloud_infrastructure/vmware_vsphere/4_1

Release Notes:
http://downloads.vmware.com/support/pubs/vs_pages/vsp_pubs_esx41_vc41.html

File: VMware-VIMSetup-all-4.1.0-493063.iso
md5sum: d132326846a85bfc9ebbc53defeee6e1
sha1sum: 192c3e5d2a10bbe53c025cc7eedb3133a23e0541

File: VMware-VIMSetup-all-4.1.0-493063.zip
md5sum: 7fd7b09e501bd8fde52649b395491222
sha1sum: 46dd00e7c594ac672a5d7c3c27d15be2f5a5f1f1

vCenter Server 4.0 Update 4
—————————

The download for vCenter Server includes vCenter Orchestrator.

Download link:
http://downloads.vmware.com/d/info/datacenter_cloud_infrastructure/vmware_vsphere/4_0

Release Notes:
http://downloads.vmware.com/support/pubs/vs_pages/vsp_pubs_esx40_vc40.html

File: VMware-VIMSetup-all-4.0.0-502539.iso
md5sum: b418ff3d394f91b418271b6b93dfd6bd
sha1sum: 56c2ec60f8b8a734a8312d9e38d5d70cd20c0927

File: VMware-VIMSetup-all-4.0.0-502539.zip
md5sum: 2acfadde1ec0cd6d37063d87246d6942
sha1sum: ea1f3a3cb178f23fc2cf49bfc1450d10e5f699f8

vShield Manager 4.1.0 Update 2
——————————

Download link:
http://downloads.vmware.com/d/details/vshield_endpoint10u3/ZHB3YnRAKndidHR3ag==

Release Notes:
https://www.vmware.com/support/vshield/doc/releasenotes_vshield_410U2.html

File: VMware-vShield-Manager-upgrade-bundle-4.1.0U2-576124.tar.gz
md5sum:9a80fc347bc4a19ad0fd4c9fcb4ab475
sha1sum:f5780c1615da0493d0955a1343876c4111d85203

vShield Zones 1.0 Update 2
————————–

The download for VMware vShield Zones contains vShield Manager

Download link:
http://downloads.vmware.com/d/details/zones10u2/dHRAYndld2pidHclJQ==

Release Notes
https://www.vmware.com/support/vsz/doc/releasenotes_vsz_10U2.html

File: VMware-vShieldZones-1.0U2-638154.exe
md5sum:73515f4732c3a1ecc91ef21a504ca6d9
sha1sum:ed4d858e1c05f54679ba99b739270c054efaf63e

ESXi and ESX
————

Download link:
http://downloads.vmware.com/go/selfsupport-download

ESXi 5.0
——–
File: update-from-esxi5.0-5.0_update01
md5sum: 55c25bd990e2881462bc5b66fb5f6c39
sha1sum: ecd871bb09b649c6c8c13de82d579d4b7dcadc88
http://kb.vmware.com/kb/2011432
update-from-esxi5.0-5.0_update01 contains ESXi500-201203101-SG

File: ESXi500-201112001
md5sum: 107ec1cf6ee1d5d5cb8ea5c05b05cc10
sha1sum: aff63c8a170508c8c0f21a60d1ea75ef1922096d
http://kb.vmware.com/kb/2007672
ESXi500-201112001 contains ESXi500-201112402-BG

Note: subsequent ESXi releases are cumulative and
ESXi500-201203101-SG includes the security fixes that are
present in ESXi500-201112402-BG

ESXi 4.1
——–
File: update-from-esxi4.1-4.1_update02
md5sum: 57e34b500ce543d778f230da1d44e412
sha1sum: 52f4378e2f1a29c908493182ccbde91d58b4112f
http://kb.vmware.com/kb/2002341
update-from-esxi4.1-4.1_update02 contains ESXi410-201110202-UG

ESXi 4.0
——–
File: ESXi400-201110001
md5sum: fd47b5e2b7ea1db79a2e0793d4c9d9d3
sha1sum: 759d4fa6da6eb49f41def68e3bd66e80c9a7032b
http://kb.vmware.com/kb/1039199
ESXi400-201110001 contains ESXi400-201110402-BG

ESX 4.1
——-
File: update-from-esx4.1-4.1_update02
md5sum: 96189a6de3797e28b153f89e01d5a15b
sha1sum: b1823d39d0e4536a421fb933f02380bae7ee7a5d
http://kb.vmware.com/kb/2002303
update-from-esx4.1-4.1_update02 contains ESX410-201110201-SG

ESX 4.0
——-
File: ESX400-201110001
md5sum: 0ce9cc285ea5c27142c9fdf273443d78
sha1sum: fdb5482b2bf1e9c97f2814255676e3de74512399
http://kb.vmware.com/kb/1036392
ESX400-201110001 contains ESX400-201110401-SG

5. References

Oracle Java SE Critical Patch Update Advisory of October 2011
http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/topics/security/javacpuoct2011-443431.html

http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2012-1508
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2012-1509
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2012-1510
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2012-1512
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2012-1513
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2012-1514
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2011-3190
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2011-3375
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2012-0022
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2010-0405

6. Change log

2012-03-15 VMSA-2012-0005

Initial security advisory in conjunction with the release of
vSphere 5.0 Update 1, Orchestrator 4.2 Update 1, Update Manager 5.0
Update 1, vShield 1.0 Update 2, and ESXi and ESX 5.0 patches on
2012-03-15.

7. Contact

E-mail list for product security notifications and announcements:
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This Security Advisory is posted to the following lists:

E-mail:  security at vmware.com
PGP key at: http://kb.vmware.com/kb/1055

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