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VMSA-2010-0016.1

VMware ESXi and ESX third party updates for Service Console and Likewise components

VMware Security Advisory
Advisory ID: VMSA-2010-0016.1
Synopsis: VMware ESXi and ESX third party updates for Service Console and Likewise components
Issue date: 2010-11-15
Updated on: 2011-01-04
CVE numbers: CVE-2010-0415 CVE-2010-0307 CVE-2010-0291
CVE-2010-0622 CVE-2010-1087 CVE-2010-1437
CVE-2010-1088 CVE-2009-0844 CVE-2009-0845
CVE-2009-0846 CVE-2009-4212 CVE-2010-1321
1. Summary
ESX Service Console OS (COS) kernel update, and Likewise packages updates.
2. Relevant Releases
VMware ESXi 4.1 without patch ESXi410-201010401-SG

VMware ESX 4.1 without patches ESX410-201010401-SG, ESX410-201010419-SG

VMware ESX 4.0 without patch ESX400-201101401-SG
3. Problem Description
a. Service Console OS update for COS kernel
This patch updates the service console kernel to fix multiple security issues.

The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the names CVE-2010-0415, CVE-2010-0307, CVE-2010-0291, CVE-2010-0622, CVE-2010-1087, CVE-2010-1437, and CVE-2010-1088 to these issues.

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 ESX410-201010401-SG
ESX 4.0 ESX see VMSA-2010-0017.1 for details
ESX 3.x ESX not applicable

* hosted products are VMware Workstation, Player, ACE, Fusion.
b. Likewise package updates
Updates to the likewisekrb5, likewiseopenldap, likewiseopen, and pamkrb5 packages address several security issues.

The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the names CVE-2009-0844, CVE-2009-0845, CVE-2009-0846, CVE-2009-4212, and CVE-2010-1321 to these issues.

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 4.1 ESXi ESXi410-201010401-SG
ESXi 4.0 ESXi not affected
ESX 4.1 ESX ESX410-201010419-SG
ESX 4.0 ESX not applicable
ESX 3.x ESX not applicable

* hosted products are VMware Workstation, Player, ACE, Fusion.
4. Solution
Please review the patch/release notes for your product and version and verify the md5sum of your downloaded file.

ESXi 4.1
--------
ESXi410-201010401-SG
Download link:
https://hostupdate.vmware.com/software/VUM/OFFLINE/release-251-20101108-239087/ESXi410-201010001.zip
md5sum: 05f1049c7a595481cd682e92fe8d3285
sha1sum: f6993c185f7d1cb971a4ae6e017e0246b8c25a76

http://kb.vmware.com/kb/1027753

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
http://kb.vmware.com/kb/1027027

ESX410-201010001 contains the following security bulletins:
ESX410-201010401-SG (COS kernel) |
http://kb.vmware.com/kb/1027013
ESX410-201010419-SG (Likewise) |
http://kb.vmware.com/kb/1027026
ESX410-201010404-SG (NSS) |
http://kb.vmware.com/kb/1027016
ESX410-201010409-SG (tar) |
http://kb.vmware.com/kb/1027019
ESX410-201010412-SG (Perl) |
http://kb.vmware.com/kb/1027022
ESX410-201010413-SG (cpio) |
http://kb.vmware.com/kb/1027023
ESX410-201010410-SG (cURL) |
http://kb.vmware.com/kb/1027020
ESX410-201010401-SG (vmkernel64,
VMX, CIM)|
http://kb.vmware.com/kb/1027013
ESX410-201010414-SG
(vmware-esx-pam-config)|
http://kb.vmware.com/kb/1027024
ESX410-201010402-SG (GnuTLS, NSS,
and openSSL)|
http://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.
6. Change log
2010-11-15 VMSA-2010-0016
Initial security advisory after release of patches for ESX 4.1
on 2010-11-15
2011-01-04 VMSA-2010-0016.1
Updated security advisory in conjunction with the release of patches
for ESX 4.0 on 2011-01-04
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