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VMSA-2009-0013

VMware Fusion resolves two security issues

VMware Security Advisory
Advisory ID: VMSA-2009-0013
Synopsis: VMware Fusion resolves two security issues
Issue date: 2009-10-01
Updated on: 2009-10-01 (initial release of advisory)
CVE numbers: CVE-2009-3281 CVE-2009-3282
1. Summary
VMware Fusion 2.0.6 addresses a denial of service and code execution vulnerability
2. Relevant releases
VMware Fusion 2.0.5 and earlier.
3. Problem Description
VMware Fusion is a product that allows you to seamlessly run your favorite Windows applications on any Intel-based Mac.
a. Kernel code execution vulnerability
An file permission problem in the vmx86 kernel extension allows for executing arbitrary code in the host system kernel context by an unprivileged user on the host system.

VMware would like to thank Neil Kettle of Convergent Network Solutions for reporting this issue to us.

The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CVE-2009-3281 to this issue.
b. Kernel denial of service vulnerability
An integer overflow vulnerability in the vmx86 kernel extension allows for a denial of service of the host by an unprivileged user on the host system.

VMware would like to thank Neil Kettle of Convergent Network Solutions for reporting this issue to us.

The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CVE-2009-3282 to this issue.

To remediate the above issues update your product using the table below.

VMware Product Product Version Running on Replace with/ Apply Patch
============= ======= ======= =================
VirtualCenter any Windows not affected
       
Workstation 6.5.x Windows not affected
Workstation 6.5.x Linux not affected
       
Player 2.5.x Windows not affected
Player 2.5.x Linux not affected
       
ACE 2.5.x any not affected
       
Server any any not affected
       
Fusion any Mac OS/X Fusion 2.0.6 build 196839
       
ESXi any ESXi not affected
       
ESX any ESX not affected
4. Solution
Please review the patch/release notes for your product and version
and verify the md5sum and/or the sha1sum of your downloaded file.

VMware Fusion 2.0.6 (for Intel-based Macs): Download including
VMware Fusion and a 12 month complimentary subscription to McAfee
VirusScan Plus 2009

md5sum: d35490aa8caa92e21339c95c77314b2f
sha1sum: 9c41985d754ac718032a47af8a3f98ea28fddb26

VMware Fusion 2.0.6 (for Intel-based Macs): Download including only
VMware Fusion software

md5sum: 2e8d39defdffed224c4bab4218cc6659
sha1sum: 453d54a2f37b257a0aad17c95843305250c7b6ef

Release notes www.vmware.com/support/fusion2/doc/releasenotes_fusion_206.html
6. Change log
2009-10-01  VMSA-2009-0013
Initial security advisory after release of Fusion 2.0.6 on 2009-10-01
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

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