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VMSA-2010-0013.3

VMware ESX third party updates for Service Console

VMware Security Advisory
Advisory ID: VMSA-2010-0013.3
Synopsis: VMware ESX third party updates for Service Console
Issue date: 2010-08-31
Updated on: 2011-02-14
CVE numbers:
CVE-2005-4268 CVE-2010-0624 CVE-2007-4476
CVE-2010-2063 CVE-2010-1321 CVE-2010-1168
CVE-2010-1447 CVE-2008-5302 CVE-2008-5303
1. Summary

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

VMware ESX 4.1 without patches ESX410-201010413-SG, ESX410-201010409-SG, ESX410-201010412-SG

ESX 4.0 without patches ESX400-201009402-SG, ESX400-201009406-SG, ESX400-201009403-SG, ESX400-201009411-SG

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

VMware ESX 3.0.3 without patch ESX303-201102402-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

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 for ESX 3.x versions and updated to version 2.6-23.el5_4.1 for ESX 4.x versions.

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 the update for ESX 3.x and the names CVE-2007-4476 and CVE-2010-0624 to the issues addressed in the update for ESX 4.x.

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 Path
============= ======== ======= =================
VirtualCenter any Windows not affected
hosted * any any not affected
ESXi any ESXi not affected
ESX 4.1 ESX ESX410-201010413-SG
ESX 4.0 ESX ESX400-201009402-SG
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 for ESX 3.x versions and updated to version 1.15.1-23.0.1.el5_4.2 for ESX 4.x versions.

The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CVE-2010-0624 to the issue addressed in the update for ESX 3.x and the names CVE-2007-4476 and CVE-2010-0624 to the issues addressed in the update for ESX 4.x.

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 Path
============= ======== ======= =================
VirtualCenter any Windows not affected
hosted * any any not affected
ESXi any ESXi not affected
ESX 4.1 ESX ESX410-201010409-SG
ESX 4.0 ESX ESX400-201009406-SG
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 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 Path
============= ======== ======= =================
VirtualCenter any Windows not affected
hosted * any any not affected
ESXi any ESXi not affected
ESX 4.1 ESX not applicable
ESX 4.0 ESX not applicable
ESX 3.5 ESX ESX350-201008410-SG
ESX 3.0.3 ESX see VMSA-2010-0019.1


* 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 for ESX 3.x versions and to version 1.6.1-36.el5_5.4 for ESX 4.x versions.

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

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 Path
============= ======== ======= =================
VirtualCenter any Windows not affected
hosted * any any not affected
ESXi any ESXi not affected
ESX 4.1 ESX not applicable
ESX 4.0 ESX ESX400-201009403-SG
ESX 3.5 ESX ESX350-201008411-SG
ESX 3.0.3 ESX ESX303-201102401-SG


* 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 for ESX 3.x versions and version 5.8.8-32.el5_5.1 for ESX 4.x versions.

The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the names CVE-2010-1168 and CVE-2010-1447 to the issues addressed in the update for ESX 3.x and the names CVE-2008-5302, CVE-2008-5303, CVE-2010-1168, and CVE-2010-1447 to the issues addressed in the update for ESX 4.x.

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 Path
============= ======== ======= =================
VirtualCenter any Windows not affected
hosted * any any not affected
ESXi any ESXi not affected
ESX 4.1 ESX ESX410-201010412-SG
ESX 4.0 ESX ESX400-201009411-SG
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 4.1
-------
ESX410-201010001
Download link:
https://hostupdate.vmware.com/software/VUM/OFFLINE/release-252-20101109-182791/ESX410-201010001.zip
md5sum: ff4435fd3c74764f064e047c6e5e7809
sha1sum: 322981f4dbb9e5913c8f38684369444ff7e265b3

kb.vmware.com/kb/1027027

ESX410-201010001 contains the following security bulletins:
ESX410-201010401-SG (COS kernel)
kb.vmware.com/kb/1027013
ESX410-201010419-SG (Likewise)
kb.vmware.com/kb/1027026
ESX410-201010404-SG (NSS)
kb.vmware.com/kb/1027016
ESX410-201010409-SG (tar)
kb.vmware.com/kb/1027019
ESX410-201010412-SG (Perl)
kb.vmware.com/kb/1027022
ESX410-201010413-SG (cpio)
kb.vmware.com/kb/1027023
ESX410-201010410-SG (cURL)
kb.vmware.com/kb/1027020
ESX410-201010401-SG (vmkernel64, VMX, CIM)

kb.vmware.com/kb/1027013
ESX410-201010414-SG
(vmware-esx-pam-config)
kb.vmware.com/kb/1027024
ESX410-201010402-SG (GnuTLS, NSS, and openSSL)
kb.vmware.com/kb/1027014

ESX410-201010001 also contains the following non-security bulletins
ESX410-201010405-BG ESX410-201010415-BG

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

ESX 4.0
-------
ESX400-201009001
Download link:
https://hostupdate.vmware.com/software/VUM/OFFLINE/release-240-20100919-359479/ESX400-201009001.zip
md5sum: 988c593b7a7abf0be5b72970ac64a369
sha1sum: 26d875955b01c19f4e56703216e135257c08836f

kb.vmware.com/kb/1025321

ESX400-201009001 contains the following security bulletins:
ESX400-201009402-SG (cpio)
kb.vmware.com/kb/1023760
ESX400-201009406-SG (tar)
kb.vmware.com/kb/1023762
ESX400-201009403-SG (krb5)
kb.vmware.com/kb/1023761
ESX400-201009411-SG (perl)
kb.vmware.com/kb/1023767

And contains the following security bulletins from VMSA-2010-0015:
ESX400-201009407-SG (NSS_db)
kb.vmware.com/kb/1023763
ESX400-201009408-SG (OpenLDAP)
kb.vmware.com/kb/1023764
ESX400-201009409-SG (cURL)
kb.vmware.com/kb/1023765
ESX400-201009410-SG (sudo)
kb.vmware.com/kb/1023766
ESX400-201009401-SG (OpenSSL, GnuTLS, NSS)

kb.vmware.com/kb/1023759

And also contains ESX400-201009412-BG a non-security critical update.

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

ESX 3.5
-------

ESX350-201008405-SG (cpio)
-------------------

http://download3.vmware.com/software/vi/ESX350-201008405-SG.zip
md5sum: e1d5464ab9886f93dc47ffe7b50e6246

kb.vmware.com/kb/1026130

ESX350-201008407-SG (tar)
-------------------

download3.vmware.com/software/vi/ESX350-201008407-SG.zip
md5sum: 574013a102fb523c7a97c1acb05f63ea

kb.vmware.com/kb/1026132

ESX350-201008410-SG (samba)
-------------------

download3.vmware.com/software/vi/ESX350-201008410-SG.zip
md5sum: c5224cf4218a3636b70207b8d269d024

kb.vmware.com/kb/1026134

ESX350-201008411-SG (krb5)
-------------------

download3.vmware.com/software/vi/ESX350-201008411-SG.zip
md5sum: c0f8b642f8eddd91c959e262d1b7f181

kb.vmware.com/kb/1026135

ESX350-201008412-SG (perl)
-------------------

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

kb.vmware.com/kb/1026137
ESX 3.0.3
---------
ESX303-201102401-SG (krb5)

download3.vmware.com/software/vi/ESX303-201102401-SG.zip
md5sum: cbbdff4d55f2ba344198dc4104efcef6
kb.vmware.com/kb/1031234
6. Change log

2010-08-31 VMSA-2010-0013
Initial security advisory after release of patches for ESX 3.5
on 2010-08-31
2010-09-30 VMSA-2010-0013.1
Updated advisory after the release of ESX 4.0 patches on 2010-09-30
2010-11-16 VMSA-2010-0013.2
Update for ESX 4.1 patches on 2010-11-15
2011-02-14 VMSA-2010-0013.2
Updated after release of ESX 3.0.3 patches on 2011-02-14.
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