VMware Security Advisory:- VMSA-2011-0001.1

This is 3 of 4 for the week and is another update.

Synopsis:

VMware ESX third party updates for Service Console packages glibc, sudo, and openldap

Issue date: 2011-01-04
Updated on: 2011-02-10
CVE numbers: CVE-2010-3847 CVE-2010-3856 CVE-2010-2956 CVE-2010-0211 CVE-2010-0212

1. Summary

ESX 4.0 Service Console OS (COS) updates for glibc, sudo, and openldap packages.

2. Relevant releases

VMware ESX 4.1 without bulletin ESX410-201101226-SG
VMware ESX 4.0 without patches ESX400-201101405-SG,
ESX400-201101404-SG, ESX400-201101402-SG

3. Problem Description

a. Service Console update for glibc

The service console packages glibc, glibc-common, and nscd are each updated to version 2.5-34.4908.vmw.

The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the names CVE-2010-3847 and CVE-2010-3856 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 applicable
ESX 4.1 ESX ESX410-201101226-SG
ESX 4.0 ESX ESX400-201101405-SG
ESX 3.5 ESX not applicable
ESX 3.0.3 ESX not applicable

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

b. Service Console update for sudo

The service console package sudo is updated to version 1.7.2p1-8.el5_5.

The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CVE-2010-2956 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 ESX400-201101404-SG
ESX 3.5 ESX not applicable
ESX 3.0.3 ESX not applicable

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

c. Service Console update for openldap

The service console package openldap is updated to version 2.3.43-12.el5_5.1.

The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the names CVE-2010-0211 and CVE-2010-0212 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 ESX400-201101402-SG
ESX 3.5 ESX not applicable
ESX 3.0.3 ESX 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 checksum of your downloaded file.

ESX 4.1

ESX410-Update01
Download link:
https://hostupdate.vmware.com/software/VUM/OFFLINE/release-259-20110127-527075/update-from-esx4.1-4.1_update01.zip
md5sum: 2d81a87e994aa2b329036f11d90b4c14
sha1sum: c2bfc0cf7ac03d24afd5049ddbd09a865aad1798
http://kb.vmware.com/kb/1029353

update-from-esx4.1-4.1_update01 contains the following security bulletins:
ESX410-201101226-SG (glibc) | http://kb.vmware.com/kb/1031330
ESX410-201101201-SG (core & CIM) | http://kb.vmware.com/kb/1027904
ESX410-Update01 also contains the following non-security bulletins
ESX410-201101219-UG, ESX410-201101203-UG, ESX410-201101214-UG, ESX410-201101217-UG, ESX410-201101215-UG, ESX410-201101225-UG, ESX410-201101223-UG, ESX410-201101216-UG, ESX410-201101202-UG, ESX410-201101222-UG, ESX410-201101220-UG, ESX410-201101213-UG, ESX410-201101218-UG, ESX410-201101204-UG, ESX410-201101221-UG, ESX410-201101211-UG, ESX410-201101206-UG, ESX410-201101207-UG, ESX410-201101224-UG, ESX410-201101208-UG.

To install an individual bulletin use esxupdate with the -b option.

ESX 4.0

ESX400-201101001
Download link:
https://hostupdate.vmware.com/software/VUM/OFFLINE/release-257-20101231-664659/ESX400-201101001.zip
md5sum: f1d522b380692e0845eb0dda480ab890
sha1sum: 906989af3ddacc41321d685c4afe0d740856f9d5
http://kb.vmware.com/kb/1029426
ESX400-201101001 contains the following security bulletins:
ESX400-201101401-SG (COS kernel) | http://kb.vmware.com/kb/1029424
ESX400-201101405-SG (glibc) | http://kb.vmware.com/kb/1029881
ESX400-201101404-SG (sudo) | http://kb.vmware.com/kb/1029421
ESX400-201101402-SG (openldap) | http://kb.vmware.com/kb/1029423

ESX400-201101401-SG is documented in VMSA-2010-0017.1.

To install an individual bulletin use esxupdate with the -b option.

5. References

CVE numbers

http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2010-3847
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2010-3856
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2010-2956
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2010-0211
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2010-0212

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6. Change log

2011-01-04 VMSA-2011-0001
Initial security advisory in conjunction with the release of patches for ESX 4.0 on 2011-01-04

2011-02-10 VMSA-2011-0001.1
Updated security advisory in conjunction with the release of patches for ESX 4.1 as part of the ESX 4.1 Update 1 release on 2011-02-10.

7. Contact

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

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