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VMSA-2012-0008.1

VMware Security Advisory
Advisory ID: VMSA-2012-0008.1
Synopsis: VMware ESX updates to ESX Service Console
Issue date: 2012-04-26
Updated on: 2012-09-13
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 Running Replace with/
Product Version on Apply Patch
============= ======= ======= =================
vCenter any Windows not affected
       
hosted* any any not affected
       
ESXi any ESXi not affected
       
ESXi 4.1 ESXi ESX410-201204401-SG
ESXi 4.0 ESXi see VMSA-2012-0013 **
ESXi 3.5 ESXi 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 Running Replace with/
Product Version on Apply Patch
============= ======= ======= =================
vCenter any Windows not affected
       
hosted* any any not affected
       
ESXi any ESXi not affected
       
ESXi 4.1 ESXi ESX410-201204402-SG
ESXi 4.0 ESXi see VMSA-2012-0013
ESXi 3.5 ESXi 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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