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VMSA-2009-0008.2

ESX Service Console update for krb5

VMware Security Advisory
Advisory ID: VMSA-2009-0008.2
Synopsis: ESX Service Console update for krb5
Issue date: 2009-06-30
Updated on: 2009-08-31
CVE numbers: CVE-2009-0846 CVE-2009-0845 CVE-2009-0844
1. Summary

Service Console package krb5 has been updated.
2. Relevant releases

VMware ESX 4.0.0 without bulletin ESX400-200906405-SG
VMware ESX 3.5.0 without patch ESX350-200906407-SG
VMware ESX 3.0.3 without patch ESX303-200908403-SG
VMware ESX 2.5.5 before Upgrade Patch 14
3. Problem Description
a. Service Console package krb5 update

Kerberos is a network authentication protocol. It is designed to
provide strong authentication for client/server applications by
using secret-key cryptography.

An input validation flaw in the asn1_decode_generaltime function in
MIT Kerberos 5 before 1.6.4 allows remote attackers to cause a
denial of service or possibly execute arbitrary code via vectors
involving an invalid DER encoding that triggers a free of an
uninitialized pointer.

A remote attacker could use this flaw to crash a network service
using the MIT Kerberos library, such as kadmind or krb5kdc, by
causing it to dereference or free an uninitialized pointer or,
possibly, execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user
running the service.

NOTE: ESX by default is unaffected by this issue, the daemons
kadmind and krb5kdc are not installed in ESX.

The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org)
has assigned the name CVE-2009-0846 to this issue.

In addition the ESX 4.0 Service Console krb5 package was also
updated for CVE-2009-0845, and CVE-2009-0844 and RHBA-2009-0135.

MIT Kerberos versions 5 1.5 through 1.6.3 might allow remote
attackers to cause a denial of service by using invalid
ContextFlags data in the reqFlags field in a negTokenInit token.

The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures Project (cve.mitre.org)
has assigned the name CVE-2009-0845 to this issue.

MIT Kerberos 5 before version 1.6.4 might allow remote attackers to
cause a denial of service or possibly execute arbitrary code by
using vectors involving an invalid DER encoding that triggers a
free of an uninitialized pointer.

The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures Project (cve.mitre.org)
has assigned the name CVE-2009-0846 to this issue.

For ESX 4.0, 3.5, 3.0.3 the Service Console package pam_krb5 has
also been upgraded. For details on the non-security issues that
this upgrade addresses, refer to the respective KB article listed
in section 4 below.

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

VMware Product Running Replace with/
Product Version on Apply Patch
============= ======= ======= =================
VirtualCenter any Windows not affected
       
hosted * any any not affected
       
ESXi 3.5 ESXi not affected
       
ESX 4.0 ESX ESX400-200906405-SG
ESX 3.5 ESX ESX350-200906407-SG
ESX 3.0.3 ESX ESX303-200906403-SG
ESX 3.0.2 ESX upgrade to ESX 3.0.3
ESX 2.5.5 ESX Upgrade Patch 14


* 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
-------
ESX400-200906001
http://tinyurl.com/ncfu5s
md5sum:cab549922f3429b236633c0e81351cde
sha1sum:aff76554ec5ee3c915eb4eac02e62c131163059a

Note: ESX400-200906001 contains the following security fixes
ESX400-200906411-SG, ESX400-200906406-SG, ESX400-200906405-SG,
ESX400-200906407-SG.

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

This example will install all security updates from ESX400-200906001

esxupdate --bundle ESX400-200906001.zip -b ESX400-200906411-SG \
-b ESX400-200906406-SG -b ESX400-200906405-SG -b \
ESX400-200906407-SG update

ESX
---
ESX 3.5.0 ESX350-200906407-SG
http://download3.vmware.com/software/vi/ESX350-200906407-SG.zip
md5sum: 6b8079430b0958abbf77e944a677ac6b
http://kb.vmware.com/kb/1011801

ESX 3.0.3 ESX303-200908403-SG
http://download3.vmware.com/software/vi/ESX303-200908403-SG.zip
md5sum: ace271a5d64bc575965c41c11612f265
http://kb.vmware.com/kb/1013189

ESX 2.5.5 Upgrade Patch 14
http://download3.vmware.com/software/esx/esx-2.5.5-184659-upgrade.tar.gz
md5sum: 8bf0a6a1e8b43ccb401f3a604c3be363
http://www.vmware.com/support/esx25/doc/esx-255-200908-patch.html
6. Change log

2009-06-30 VMSA-2009-0008
Initial security advisory after release of patches for ESX 3.5 on
2009-06-30.
2009-07-10 VMSA-2009-0008.1
Updated after release bulletins for ESX 4.0 on 2009-07-10.
2009-08-31 VMSA-2009-0008.2
Updated after release of ESX 3.0.3 patches and ESX 2.5.5
Upgrade Patch 14.
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