VMware Security Advisory VMSA-2010-0001.1

Security Advisory VMSA 2010-0001.1

This is an update on an earlier advisory.

Advisory ID: VMSA-2010-0001.1
Synopsis: ESX Service Console and vMA updates for nss and nspr
Issue date: 2010-03-03
Updated on: 2010-01-06 (initial release of advisory)
CVE numbers: CVE-2009-2409 CVE-2009-2408 CVE-2009-2404 CVE-2009-1563 CVE-2009-3274 CVE-2009-3370 CVE-2009-3372 CVE-2009-3373 CVE-2009-3374 CVE-2009-3375 CVE-2009-3376 CVE-2009-3380 CVE-2009-3382

1. Summary

Update for Service Console and vMA for nss and nspr packages.

2. Relevant releases

VMware ESX 4.0 without patch ESX400-200912403-SG

vMA without Patch 3

3. Problem Description

a. Update for Service Console packages nss and nspr

Service console packages for Network Security Services (NSS) and NetScape Portable Runtime (NSPR) are updated to versions nss- and nspr-4.7.6-1.2213 respectively. This patch fixes several security issues in the service console packages for NSS and NSPR.

The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures Project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the names CVE-2009-2409, CVE-2009-2408, CVE-2009-2404, CVE-2009-1563, CVE-2009-3274, CVE-2009-3370, CVE-2009-3372, CVE-2009-3373, CVE-2009-3374, CVE-2009-3375, CVE-2009-3376, CVE-2009-3380, and CVE-2009-3382 to these issues.

The following table lists what action remediates the vulnerability (column 4) if a solution is available.

VMware Product Product Version Running on Replace with/Apply Patch
VirtualCenter Any Windows Not affected
hosted * Any Any Not affected
ESXi Any ESXi Not affected
ESX 4.0 ESX ESX400-200912403-SG
ESX 3.5 ESX Not affected
ESX 3.0.3 ESX Not affected
ESX 3.0.2 ESX Not affected
ESX 2.5.5 ESX Not affected
vMA 4.0 RGEL5 Patch 3

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

4. Solution

Please review the patch/release notes for your product and version and verify the md5sum of your downloaded file.

ESX 4.0



md5sum: 78c6cf139b7941dc736c9d3a41deae77

sha1sum: 36df3a675fbd3c8c8830f00637e37ee716bdac59


To install an individual bulletin use esxupdate with the -b option. esxupdate –bundle=ESX400-200912001.zip -b ESX400-200912403-SG update

vMA 4.0

To update VIMA

1 Log in to VIMA as vi-admin.

2 type ‘sudo /usr/sbin/vima-update update’ this will apply all currently available updates.  See http://tinyurl.com/yfekgrx for more information.

5. References

CVE numbers


6. Change log

2010-01-06  VMSA-2010-0001

Initial security advisory after release of patch ESX400-200912403-SG for ESX 4.0 on 2010-01-06.

2010-03-03   VMSA-2010-0001.1

Updated advisory after release of vMA Patch 3 on 2010-02-25.

7. Contact

E-mail list for product security notifications and announcements:


This Security Advisory is posted to the following lists:

* security-announce at lists.vmware.com

* bugtraq at securityfocus.com

* full-disclosure at lists.grok.org.uk

E-mail:  security at vmware.com

PGP key at: http://kb.vmware.com/kb/1055

VMware Security Center


VMware security response policy


General support life cycle policy


VMware Infrastructure support life cycle policy http://www.vmware.com/support/policies/eos_vi.html

Copyright 2010 VMware Inc.  All rights reserved.