VMSA-2012-0008.1

VMware ESX updates to ESX Service Console

VMware Security Advisory
 
VMware Security Advisory Advisory ID:
  VMSA-2012-0008.1
VMware Security Advisory Synopsis:
  VMware ESX updates to ESX Service Console
VMware Security Advisory Issue date:
  2012-04-26
VMware Security Advisory Updated on:
  2012-09-13
VMware Security Advisory CVE numbers:
  CVE-2010-4008, CVE-2011-0216, CVE-2011-1944, CVE-2011-2834, CVE-2011-3191, CVE-2011-4348, CVE-2012-0028, CVE-2011-3905, CVE-2011-3919
1. Summary

VMware ESX updates to ESX Service Console.

2. Relevant releases


ESX 4.1 without patches ESX410-201204401-SG,ESX410-201204402-SG

3. Problem Description

a. ESX third party update for Service Console kernel
The ESX Service Console Operating System (COS) kernel is updated which addresses several security issues in the COS kernel.
The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project ( cve.mitre.org) has assigned the names CVE-2011-3191, CVE-2011-4348 and CVE-2012-0028 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
VMware Product vCenter
Product Version any
Running on Windows
Replace with/ Apply Patch not affected
VMware Product hosted*
Product Version any
Running on any
Replace with/ Apply Patch not affected
VMware Product ESXi
Product Version any
Running on ESXi
Replace with/ Apply Patch not affected
VMware Product ESX
Product Version 4.1
Running on ESX
Replace with/ Apply Patch ESX410-201204401-SG
VMware Product ESX
Product Version 4.0
Running on ESX
Replace with/ Apply Patch see VMSA-2012-0013 **
VMware Product ESX
Product Version 3.5
Running on ESX
Replace with/ Apply Patch not applicable


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

** Two of the three issues, CVE-2011-3191 and CVE-2011-4348, has already been addressed on ESX 4.0 in an earlier kernel patch. See VMSA-2012-0006 for details. CVE-2012-0028 is addressed by a later kernel patch, see VMSA-2012-0013.

b. Updated ESX Service Console package libxml2
The ESX Console Operating System (COS) libxml2 rpms are updated to the following versions libxml2-2.6.26-2.1.12.el5_7.2 and libxml2-python-2.6.26-2.1.12.el5_7.2 which addresses several security issues.
The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project ( cve.mitre.org) has assigned the names CVE-2010-4008, CVE-2011-0216, CVE-2011-1944, CVE-2011-2834, CVE-2011-3905, CVE-2011-3919 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
VMware Product vCenter
Product Version any
Running on Windows
Replace with/ Apply Patch not affected
VMware Product hosted*
Product Version any
Running on any
Replace with/ Apply Patch not affected
VMware Product ESXi
Product Version any
Running on ESXi
Replace with/ Apply Patch not affected
VMware Product ESX
Product Version 4.1
Running on ESX
Replace with/ Apply Patch ESX410-201204402-SG
VMware Product ESX
Product Version 4.0
Running on ESX
Replace with/ Apply Patch see VMSA-2012-0013
VMware Product ESX
Product Version 3.5
Running on ESX
Replace with/ Apply Patch 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 checksum of your downloaded file.

ESX 4.1
-------
ESX410-201204001
md5sum: 7994635547b375b51422b1a166c6e214
sha1sum: 9d5f3c9cbc53a9e03524b9bf0935c71f3dadf620

http://kb.vmware.com/kb/2013057
ESX410-201204001 contains ESX410-201204401-SG and
ESX410-201204402-SG

6. Change log

2012-04-26 VMSA-2012-0008
Initial security advisory in conjunction with the release of patches for ESX 4.1 on 2012-04-26.

2012-09-13 VMSA-2012-0008.1
Updated security advisory in conjunction with the release of vSphere 4.0 U4a on 2012-09-12 and ESX 4.0 patches on 2012-09-13.


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