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VMware Security Advisory – VMSA-2010-0013

While the whole world is focused on VMworld VMware has snuck two more security advisories out the door,  as is PlanetVM.NET’s usual wont they are printed below in full.

Synopsis: VMware ESX third party updates for Service Console
Issue date: 2010-08-31
Updated on: 2010-08-31 (initial release of advisory)
CVE numbers: CVE-2005-4268 CVE-2010-0624 CVE-2010-2063 CVE-2010-1321 CVE-2010-1168 CVE-2010-1447

1. Summary

ESX 3.5 Console OS (COS) updates for COS packages perl, krb5, samba, tar, and cpio.

2. Relevant releases

VMware ESX 3.5 without patches ESX350-201008405-SG, ESX350-201008407-SG, ESX350-201008410-SG, ESX350-201008411-SG, ESX350-201008412-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 cpio

The service console package cpio is updated to version 2.5-6.RHEL3.

The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the names CVE-2005-4268 and CVE-2010-0624 to the issues addressed in this update.

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 4.1 ESX affected, patch pending
ESX 4.0 ESX affected, patch pending
ESX 3.5 ESX ESX350-201008405-SG
ESX 3.0.3 ESX affected, patch pending

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

b. Service Console update for tar

The service console package tar is updated to version 1.13.25-16.RHEL3

The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CVE-2010-0624 to the issue addressed in this update.

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 4.1 ESX affected, patch pending
ESX 4.0 ESX affected, patch pending
ESX 3.5 ESX ESX350-201008407-SG
ESX 3.0.3 ESX affected, patch pending

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

c. Service Console update for samba

The service console packages for samba are updated to version samba-3.0.9-1.3E.17vmw, samba-client-3.0.9-1.3E.17vmw and samba-common-3.0.9-1.3E.17vmw.

The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CVE-2010-2063 to the issue addressed in this update.

Note:

The issue mentioned above is present in the Samba server (smbd) and is not present in the Samba client or Samba common packages.

To determine if your system has Samba server installed do a

‘rpm -q samba`.

The following lists when the Samba server is installed on the ESX service console:

– ESX 4.0, ESX 4.1

The Samba server is not present on ESX 4.0 and ESX 4.1.

– ESX 3.5

The Samba server is present if an earlier patch for Samba has been installed.

– ESX 3.0.3

The Samba server is present if ESX 3.0.3 was upgraded from an earlier version of ESX 3 and a Samba patch was installed on that version.

The Samba server is not needed to operate the service console and can be be disabled without loss of functionality to the service console.

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 4.1 ESX affected, patch pending
ESX 4.0 ESX affected, patch pending
ESX 3.5 ESX ESX350-201008410-SG
ESX 3.0.3 ESX affected, patch pending

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

d. Service Console update for krb5

The service console package krb5 is updated to version 1.2.7-72.

The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CVE-2010-1321 to the issue addressed in this update.

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 4.1 ESX affected, patch pending
ESX 4.0 ESX affected, patch pending
ESX 3.5 ESX ESX350-201008411-SG
ESX 3.0.3 ESX affected, patch pending

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

e. Service Console update for perl

The service console package perl is updated to version 5.8.0-101.EL3.

The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the names CVE-2010-1168 and CVE-2010-1447 to the issue addressed in this update.

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 4.1 ESX affected, patch pending
ESX 4.0 ESX affected, patch pending
ESX 3.5 ESX ESX350-201008412-SG
ESX 3.0.3 ESX affected, patch pending

* 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

ESX350-201008405-SG (cpio)

http://download3.vmware.com/software/vi/ESX350-201008405-SG.zipmd5sum: e1d5464ab9886f93dc47ffe7b50e6246
http://kb.vmware.com/kb/1026130
ESX350-201008407-SG (tar)

http://download3.vmware.com/software/vi/ESX350-201008407-SG.zipmd5sum: 574013a102fb523c7a97c1acb05f63ea
http://kb.vmware.com/kb/1026132
ESX350-201008410-SG (samba)

http://download3.vmware.com/software/vi/ESX350-201008410-SG.zip
md5sum: c5224cf4218a3636b70207b8d269d024
http://kb.vmware.com/kb/1026134
ESX350-201008411-SG (krb5)

——————-

http://download3.vmware.com/software/vi/ESX350-201008411-SG.zip
md5sum: c0f8b642f8eddd91c959e262d1b7f181
http://kb.vmware.com/kb/1026135
ESX350-201008412-SG (perl)

http://download3.vmware.com/software/vi/ESX350-201008412-SG.zip
md5sum: 30e176f34e49c055b0485dfc921fbf81
http://kb.vmware.com/kb/1026137

5. References

CVE numbers

http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2005-4268
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2010-0624
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2010-2063
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2010-1321
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2010-1168
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2010-1447

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6. Change log

2010-08-31 VMSA-2010-0013
Initial security advisory after release of patches for ESX 3.5 on 2010-08-31

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7. Contact

E-mail list for product security notifications and announcements:
http://lists.vmware.com/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/security-announce

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

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http://www.vmware.com/support/policies/eos.html

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