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VMSA-2011-0001.3

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

VMware Security Advisory
Advisory ID: VMSA-2011-0001.3
Synopsis: VMware ESX third party updates for Service Console packages glibc, sudo, and openldap
Issue date: 2011-01-04
Updated on: 2011-10-27
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 patches ESX410-201101226-SG, ESX410-201104404-SG

VMware ESX 4.0 without patches ESX400-201101405-SG, ESX400-201101404-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
============= ======= ======= =================
VirtualCente any Windows not affected
hosted* any any not affected
ESXi any ESXi not applicable
ESX 5.0 ESX not affected
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, 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 names 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 5.0 ESX not affected
ESX 4.1 ESX ESX410-201104404-SG
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, 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 5.0 ESX patch pending
ESX 4.1 ESX not affected **
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, Fusion. ** After the initial advisory, it was determined that ESX does not contain the affected component of openldap.
4. Solution
Please review the patch/release notes for your product and version and verify the checksum of your downloaded file.

VMware ESX 4.1
---------------------------
VMware ESX 4.1 Update 1
Download link:
https://hostupdate.vmware.com/software/VUM/OFFLINE/release-259-20110127-527075/update-from-esx4.1-4.1_update01.ziph
md5sum: 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

VMware ESX 4.1 Update 1 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.

VMware 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.
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.

2011-04-28 VMSA-2011-0001.2 Updated advisory after release of ESX 4.1 patches on 2011-04-28.

2011-10-27 VMSA-2010-0001.3 Updated section 3.c on openldap. After the initial advisory, it was determined that ESX does not contain the affected component of openldap.
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