VMware Security Advisory:- VMSA-2010-0010

Well it is that time again, the release of the VMware Security Advisories. so without further ado.

Synopsis: ESX 3.5 third party update for Service Console kernel
Issue date: 2010-06-24
Updated on: 2010-06-24 (initial release of advisory)
CVE numbers:  

CVE-2008-5029 CVE-2008-5300 CVE-2009-1337 CVE-2009-1385 CVE-2009-1895 CVE-2009-2848 CVE-2009-3002 CVE-2009-3547 CVE-2009-2698 CVE-2009-2692

1. Summary

ESX 3.5 Console OS (COS) updates for COS package ‘kernel’.

2. Relevant releases

VMware ESX 3.5 without patch ESX350-201006401-SG

Notes: Effective May 2010, VMware’s patch and update release program during Extended Support will be continued with the condition that all subsequent patch and update releases will be based on the latest baseline release version as of May 2010 (i.e. ESX 3.0.3 Update 1, ESX 3.5 Update 5, and VirtualCenter 2.5 Update 6). Refer to section "End of Product Availability FAQs" at http://www.vmware.com/support/policies/lifecycle/vi/faq.html for details.

Extended support for ESX 3.0.3 ends on 2011-12-10. Users should plan to upgrade to at least ESX 3.5 and preferably to the newest release available.

3. Problem Description

a. Service Console update for COS kernel

The service console package kernel is updated to version 2.4.21-63.

The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the names CVE-2008-5029, CVE-2008-5300, CVE-2009-1337, CVE-2009-1385, CVE-2009-1895, CVE-2009-2848, CVE-2009-3002, and CVE-2009-3547 to the security issues fixed in kernel-2.4.21-63.

The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the names CVE-2009-2698, CVE-2009-2692 to the security issues fixed in kernel-2.4.21-60.

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
VirtualCenter any Windows not affected
hosted * any any not affected
ESXi any ESXi not affected
ESX 4.0 ESX not applicable
ESX 3.5 ESX ESX350-201006401-SG
ESX 3.0.3 ESX affected, no update planned
vMA 4.0 RHEL5 not applicable

* 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 3.5


md5sum: b89fb8a51c4a896bc0bf297b57645d1d


5. References

CVE numbers

6. Change log

2010-06-24 VMSA-2010-0010

Initial security advisory after release of patches for ESX 3.5 on 2010-06-24

7. Contact

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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
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