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VMSA-2012-0001.2

VMware Security Advisory
Advisory ID: VMSA-2012-0001.2
Synopsis: VMware ESXi and ESX updates to third party library and ESX Service Console
Issue date: 2012-01-30
Updated on: 2012-03-29
CVE numbers: --- COS Kernel ---
CVE-2011-0726, CVE-2011-1078, CVE-2011-1079,
CVE-2011-1080, CVE-2011-1093, CVE-2011-1163,
CVE-2011-1166, CVE-2011-1170, CVE-2011-1171,
CVE-2011-1172, CVE-2011-1494, CVE-2011-1495,
CVE-2011-1577, CVE-2011-1763, CVE-2010-4649,
CVE-2011-0695, CVE-2011-0711, CVE-2011-1044,
CVE-2011-1182, CVE-2011-1573, CVE-2011-1576,
CVE-2011-1593, CVE-2011-1745, CVE-2011-1746,
CVE-2011-1776, CVE-2011-1936, CVE-2011-2022,
CVE-2011-2213, CVE-2011-2492, CVE-2011-1780,
CVE-2011-2525, CVE-2011-2689, CVE-2011-2482,
CVE-2011-2491, CVE-2011-2495, CVE-2011-2517,
CVE-2011-2519, CVE-2011-2901
--- COS cURL ---
CVE-2011-2192
--- COS rpm ---
CVE-2010-2059, CVE-2011-3378
--- COS samba ---
CVE-2010-0547, CVE-2010-0787, CVE-2011-1678,
CVE-2011-2522, CVE-2011-2694
--- COS python ---
CVE-2009-3720, CVE-2010-3493, CVE-2011-1015,
CVE-2011-1521
--- python library ---
CVE-2009-3560, CVE-2009-3720, CVE-2010-1634,
CVE-2010-2089, CVE-2011-1521
1. Summary
VMware ESXi and ESX updates to third party library and ESX Service Console address several security issues.
2. Relevant releases
ESXi 5.0 without patch ESXi500-201203101-SG

ESXi 4.1 without patch ESXi410-201201401-SG

ESXi 4.0 without patch ESXi400-201203401-SG

ESX 4.1 without patches ESX410-201201401-SG, ESX410-201201402-SG,
ESX410-201201404-SG, ESX410-201201405-SG,
ESX410-201201406-SG, ESX410-201201407-SG

ESX 4.0 without patches ESX400-201203401-SG, ESX400-201203402-SG,
ESX400-201203403-SG, ESX400-201203404-SG,
ESX400-201203405-SG
3. Problem Description
a. ESX third party update for Service Console kernel
The ESX Service Console Operating System (COS) kernel is updated to kernel-2.6.18-274.3.1.el5 to fix multiple security issues in the COS kernel.

The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project ( cve.mitre.org) has assigned the names CVE-2011-0726, CVE-2011-1078, CVE-2011-1079, CVE-2011-1080, CVE-2011-1093, CVE-2011-1163, CVE-2011-1166, CVE-2011-1170, CVE-2011-1171, CVE-2011-1172, CVE-2011-1494, CVE-2011-1495, CVE-2011-1577, CVE-2011-1763, CVE-2010-4649, CVE-2011-0695, CVE-2011-0711, CVE-2011-1044, CVE-2011-1182, CVE-2011-1573, CVE-2011-1576, CVE-2011-1593, CVE-2011-1745, CVE-2011-1746, CVE-2011-1776, CVE-2011-1936, CVE-2011-2022, CVE-2011-2213, CVE-2011-2492, CVE-2011-1780, CVE-2011-2525, CVE-2011-2689, CVE-2011-2482, CVE-2011-2491, CVE-2011-2495, CVE-2011-2517, CVE-2011-2519, CVE-2011-2901 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 Running Replace with/
Product Version on Apply Patch
============= ======= ======= =================
vCenter any Windows not affected
hosted* any any not affected
ESXi any ESXi not affected
ESX 4.1 ESX ESX410-201201401-SG
ESX 4.0 ESX see VMSA-2012-0006
ESX 3.5 ESX not applicable

* hosted products are VMware Workstation, Player, ACE, Fusion.
b. ESX third party update for Service Console cURL RPM
The ESX Service Console (COS) curl RPM is updated to cURL-7.15.5.9 resolving a security issue.

The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project ( cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CVE-2011-2192 to this issue.

Column 4 of the following table lists the action required to remediate the vulnerability in each release, if a solution is available.

VMware Product Running Replace with/
Product Version on Apply Patch
============= ======= ======= =================
vCenter any Windows not affected
hosted * any any not affected
ESXi any ESXi not affected
ESX 4.1 ESX ESX410-201201402-SG
ESX 4.0 ESX ESX400-201203403-SG
ESX 3.5 ESX not applicable

* hosted products are VMware Workstation, Player, ACE, Fusion.
c. ESX third party update for Service Console nspr and nss RPMs
The ESX Service Console (COS) nspr and nss RPMs are updated to nspr-4.8.8-1.el5_7 and nss-3.12.10-4.el5_7 respectively resolving a security issue.

A Certificate Authority (CA) issued fraudulent SSL certificates and Netscape Portable Runtime (NSPR) and Network Security Services (NSS) contain the built-in tokens of this fraudulent Certificate Authority. This update renders all SSL certificates signed by the fraudulent CA as untrusted for all uses.

Column 4 of the following table lists the action required to remediate the vulnerability in each release, if a solution is available.

VMware Product Running Replace with/
Product Version on Apply Patch
============= ======= ======= =================
vCenter any Windows not affected
hosted * any any not affected
ESXi any ESXi not affected
ESX 4.1 ESX ESX410-201201404-SG
ESX 4.0 ESX ESX400-201203401-SG
ESX 3.5 ESX not applicable

* hosted products are VMware Workstation, Player, ACE, Fusion.
d. ESX third party update for Service Console rpm RPMs
The ESX Service Console Operating System (COS) rpm packages are updated to popt-1.10.2.3-22.el5_7.2, rpm-4.4.2.3-22.el5_7.2, rpm-libs-4.4.2.3-22.el5_7.2 and rpm-python-4.4.2.3-22.el5_7.2 which fixes multiple security issues.

The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project ( cve.mitre.org) has assigned the names CVE-2010-2059 and CVE-2011-3378 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 Running Replace with/
Product Version on Apply Patch
============= ======= ======= =================
vCenter any Windows not affected
hosted * any any not affected
ESXi any ESXi not affected
ESX 4.1 ESX ESX410-201201406-SG
ESX 4.0 ESX ESX400-201203405-SG **
ESX 3.5 ESX not applicable

* hosted products are VMware Workstation, Player, ACE, Fusion.

** In ESX 4.0, CVE-2010-2059 was addressed in patch ESX400-201103406-SG and disclosed in VMSA-2011-0004. CVE-2011-3378 is addressed in patch ESX400-201203405-SG.
e. ESX third party update for Service Console samba RPMs
The ESX Service Console Operating System (COS) samba packages are updated to samba-client-3.0.33-3.29.el5_7.4, samba-common-3.0.33-3.29.el5_7.4 and libsmbclient-3.0.33-3.29.el5_7.4 which fixes multiple security issues in the Samba client.

The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project ( cve.mitre.org) has assigned the names CVE-2010-0547, CVE-2010-0787, CVE-2011-1678, CVE-2011-2522 and CVE-2011-2694 to these issues.

Note that ESX does not include the Samba Web Administration Tool (SWAT) and therefore ESX COS is not affected by CVE-2011-2522 and CVE-2011-2694.

Column 4 of the following table lists the action required to remediate the vulnerability in each release, if a solution is available.

VMware Product Running Replace with/
Product Version on Apply Patch
============= ======= ======= =================
vCenter any Windows not affected
hosted * any any not affected
ESXi any ESXi not affected
ESX 4.1 ESX ESX410-201201407-SG
ESX 4.0 ESX ESX400-201203404-SG
ESX 3.5 ESX not applicable

* hosted products are VMware Workstation, Player, ACE, Fusion.
f. ESX third party update for Service Console python package
The ESX Service Console (COS) python package is updated to 2.4.3-44 which fixes multiple security issues.

The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project ( cve.mitre.org) has assigned the names CVE-2009-3720, CVE-2010-3493, CVE-2011-1015 and CVE-2011-1521 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 Running Replace with/
Product Version on Apply Patch
============= ======= ======= =================
vCenter any Windows not affected
hosted * any any not affected
ESXi any ESXi not affected
ESX 4.1 ESX ESX410-201201405-SG
ESX 4.0 ESX ESX400-201203402-SG
ESX 3.5 ESX not applicable

* hosted products are VMware Workstation, Player, ACE, Fusion.
g. ESXi update to third party component python
The python third party library is updated to python 2.5.6 which fixes multiple security issues.

The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project ( cve.mitre.org) has assigned the names CVE-2009-3560, CVE-2009-3720, CVE-2010-1634, CVE-2010-2089, and CVE-2011-1521 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 Running Replace with/
Product Version on Apply Patch
============= ======= ======= =================
vCenter any Windows not affected
hosted * any any not affected
ESXi 5.0 ESXi ESXi500-201203101-SG
ESXi 4.1 ESXi ESXi410-201201401-SG
ESXi 4.0 ESXi ESXi400-201203401-SG
ESXi 3.5 ESXi patch pending
ESX 4.1 ESX not affected
ESX 4.0 ESX not affected
ESX 3.5 ESX not affected

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

VMware ESXi 5.0
---------------------------
Filename: update-from-esxi5.0-5.0_update01.zip
Build: 623860, 608089 (Security-only)
md5sum: 55C25BD990E2881462BC5B66FB5F6C39
sha1sum: ECD871BB09B649C6C8C13DE82D579D4B7DCADC88
KB:
http://kb.vmware.com/kb/2010823
update-from-esxi5.0-5.0_update01.zip contains ESXi500-201203101-SG

VMware ESXi 4.1
---------------------------
Filename: ESXi410-201201001.zip
Build: 582267
md5sum: BDF86F10A973346E26C9C2CD4C424E88
sha1sum: CC0B92869A9AAE4F5E0E5B81BEE109BCD7DA780F
KB:
http://kb.vmware.com/kb/2009137
ESXi410-201201001 contains ESXi410-201201401-SG

VMware ESXi 4.0
---------------------------
Filename: ESXi400-201203001.zip
Build: 660575
md5sum: 8054B2E7C9CD024E492AC5C1FB9C1E72
sha1sum: 6150FEE114D70603CCAE399F42B905A6B1A7F3E1
KB:
http://kb.vmware.com/kb/2011768
ESXi400-201203001 contains ESXi400-201203401-SG

VMware ESX 4.1
---------------------------
Filename: ESX410-201201001.zip
Build: 582267
md5sum: 16DF9ACD3E74BCABC2494BC23AD0927F
sha1sum: 1066AE1436E1A75BA3D541AB65296CFB9AB7A5CC
KB:
http://kb.vmware.com/kb/2009080
ESX410-201201001 contains ESX410-201201401-SG, ESX410-201201402-SG,
ESX410-201201404-SG, ESX410-201201405-SG, ESX410-201201406-SG and
ESX410-201201407-SG

VMware ESX 4.0
---------------------------
Filename: ESX400-201203001.zip
Build: 660575
md5sum: 02B7E883E8B438B83BF5E53A1BE71AD3
sha1sum: 34734A8EDBA225A332731205EE2D6575AD9E1C88
KB:
http://kb.vmware.com/kb/2011767
ESX400-201203401 contains ESX400-201203401-SG, ESX400-201203402-SG,
ESX400-201203403-SG, ESX400-201203404-SG, and ESX400-201203405-SG
5. References
CVE numbers

   --- COS Kernel ---
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2011-0726
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2011-1078
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2011-1079
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2011-1080
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2011-1093
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2011-1163
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2011-1166
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2011-1170
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2011-1171
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2011-1172
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2011-1494
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2011-1495
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2011-1577
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2011-1763
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2010-4649
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2011-0695
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2011-0711
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2011-1044
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2011-1182
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2011-1573
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2011-1576
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2011-1593
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2011-1745
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2011-1746
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2011-1776
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2011-1936
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2011-2022
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2011-2213
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2011-2492
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2011-1780
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2011-2525
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2011-2689
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2011-2482
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2011-2491
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2011-2495
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2011-2517
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2011-2519
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2011-2901
--- COS cURL ---
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2011-2192
--- COS rpm ---
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2010-2059
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2011-3378
--- COS samba ---
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2010-0547
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2010-0787
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2011-1678
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2011-2522
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2011-2694
--- COS python ---
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2009-3720
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2010-3493
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2011-1015
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2011-1521
--- python library ---
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2009-3560
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2009-3720
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2010-1634
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2010-2089
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2011-1521
6. Change log
2012-01-30 VMSA-2012-0001 Initial security advisory in conjunction with the release of patches for ESX 4.1 and ESXi 4.1 on 2012-01-30.

2012-03-15 VMSA-2012-0001.1 Updated security advisory after the release of ESXi 5.0 patches on 2012-03-15

2012-03-29 VMSA-2012-0001.2 Updated the Relevant Releases, Problem Description, and Solution sections to document the release of ESXi 4.0 and ESX 4.0 patches on 2012-03-29.
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