VMSA-2012-0012.2

VMware ESXi update to third party library

VMware Security Advisory
 
VMware Security Advisory Advisory ID:
  VMSA-2012-0012.2
VMware Security Advisory Synopsis:
  VMware ESXi update to third party library
VMware Security Advisory Issue date:
  2012-07-12
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-2011-3905, CVE-2011-3919,
CVE-2012-0841
1. Summary

VMware ESXi update addresses several security issues.

2. Relevant releases

ESX 5.0 without patch ESXi500-201207101-SG

ESXi 4.1 without patch ESXi410-201208101-SG

ESXi 4.0 without patch ESXi400-201209401-SG

3. Problem Description

a. ESXi update to third party component libxml2
The libxml2 third party library has been updated which addresses multiple 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 and CVE-2012-0841 to these issues.

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 5.0
Running on any
Replace with/ Apply Patch ESXi500-201207101-SG
VMware Product ESXi
Product Version 4.1
Running on any
Replace with/ Apply Patch ESXi410-201208101-SG
VMware Product ESXi
Product Version 4.0
Running on any
Replace with/ Apply Patch ESXi400-201209401-SG
VMware Product ESXi
Product Version 3.5
Running on any
Replace with/ Apply Patch patch pending
VMware Product ESX
Product Version any
Running on any
Replace with/ Apply Patch not applicable


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

Note: "patch pending" means that the product is affected, but no patch is currently available. The advisory will be updated when a patch is available.

4. Solution

Please review the patch/release notes for your product and version and verify the checksum of your downloaded file.
ESXi
-----------------
http://downloads.vmware.com/go/selfsupport-download

ESXi 5.0
-----------------
http://downloads.vmware.com/go/selfsupport-download
ESXi500-201207001
md5sum: 01196c5c1635756ff177c262cb69a848
sha1sum: 85936f5439100cd5fb55c7add574b5b3b937fe86
http://kb.vmware.com/kb/2019107

ESXi500-201207001 contains ESXi500-201207101-SG

ESXi 4.1
-----------------
File: update-from-esxi4.1-4.1_update03.zip
md5sum: b35267e3c96a8ebd2e3acac09538cdf5
sha1sum: 2b2d456e89964528f25c01ae5d84edbd2bbcdefb
http://kb.vmware.com/kb/2020373 update-from-esxi4.1-4.1_update03 contains ESXi410-201208101-SG

ESXi 4.0
-----------------
File: ESXi400-201209001
md5sum: 8ea463e3814f147ab0889a733e66b9f0
sha1sum: f9526a0936975fa4b7cbdf588cd4c119d95973c9
http://kb.vmware.com/kb/2019662
ESXi400-201209001 contains ESXi400-201209401-SG

6. Change log

2012-07-12 VMSA-2012-0012 Initial security advisory in conjunction with the release of a patch for ESXi 5.0 on 2012-07-12.

2012-08-30 VMSA-2012-0012.1 Updated Relevant Releases, Problem Description, and Solution sections to include information regarding updates for ESXi in conjunction with the release of vSphere 4.1 U3 on 2012-08-30.

2012-09-13 VMSA-2012-0012.2 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. Removed CVE-2010-4494 and CVE-2011-2821 since these CVEs are not relevant to ESXi.

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