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VMSA-2013-0012.1

VMware vSphere updates address multiple vulnerabilities

VMware Security Advisory
Advisory ID: VMSA-2013-0012.1
Synopsis: VMware vSphere updates address multiple vulnerabilities
Issue date: 2013-10-17
Updated on: 2014-01-16
CVE numbers:

CVE-2013-5970, CVE-2013-5971
--JRE--
See references

1. Summary

VMware has updated vCenter Server, vCenter Server Appliance (vCSA),
vSphere Update Manager (VUM), ESXi and ESX to address multiple
security vulnerabilities.

2. Relevant releases
VMware vCenter Server before 5.1 Update 2
VMware vCenter Server before 5.0 Update 3

VMware Update Manager before 5.1 Update 2
VMware Update Manager before 5.0 Update 3
  
VMware ESXi 5.0 without patch ESXi500-201310101-SG
VMware ESXi 4.1 without patch ESXi410-201307401-SG
VMware ESXi 4.0 without patch ESXi400-201305401-SG

VMware ESX 4.1 without patch ESX410-201307401-SG
VMware ESX 4.0 without patch ESX400-201305401-SG
3. Problem Description
a. VMware ESXi and ESX contain a vulnerability in hostd-vmdb.

To exploit this vulnerability, an attacker must intercept and 
modify the management traffic. Exploitation of the issue may lead
to a Denial of Service of the hostd-vmdb service.

To reduce the likelihood of exploitation, vSphere components 
should be deployed on an isolated management network.
      
VMware would like to thank Alex Chapman of Context Information 
Security for reporting this issue to us.

The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org)
has assigned the name CVE-2013-5970 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 Server any any not affected
hosted* any any not affected
ESXi 5.5 ESXi not affected
ESXi 5.1 ESXi not affected
ESXi 5.0 ESXi ESXi500-201310101-SG
ESXi 4.1 ESXi ESXi410-201307401-SG
ESXi 4.0 ESXi ESXi400-201305401-SG
ESX 4.1 ESX ESX410-201307401-SG
ESX 4.0 ESX ESX400-201305401-SG

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

b. VMware vSphere Web Client Server Session Fixation Vulnerability

The VMware vSphere Web Client Server contains a vulnerability in
the handling of session IDs. To exploit this vulnerability, an 
attacker must know a valid session ID of an authenticated user. 
Exploitation of the issue may lead to Elevation of Privilege.

To reduce the likelihood of exploitation, vSphere components 
should be deployed on an isolated management network.

VMware would like to thank Alexey Tyurin of DSecRG for reporting
this issue to us.

The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) 
has assigned the name CVE-2013-5971 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 Server 5.5 any not affected
vCenter Server 5.1 any not affected
vCenter Server 5.0 any 5.0 Update 3*
vCenter Server 4.1 Windows not affected
vCenter Server 4.0 Windows not affected

* The affected component is the vSphere Web Client Server.

c. vCenter and Update Manager, Oracle JRE update 1.6.0_51.

Oracle JRE is updated to version 1.6.0_51, which addresses
multiple security issues that existed in earlier releases of
Oracle JRE.

Oracle has documented the CVE identifiers that are addressed
in JRE 1.6.0_51 in the Oracle Java SE Critical Patch Update
Advisory of June 2013. The References section provides a
link to this advisory.

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 Server 5.5 any not applicable ***
vCenter Server 5.1 any 5.1 Update 2
vCenter Server 5.0 any 5.0 Update 3
vCenter Server 4.1 Windows patch pending
vCenter Server 4.0 Windows not applicable **
Update Manager 5.5 Windows not applicable ***
Update Manager 5.1 Windows 5.1 Update 2
Update Manager 5.0 Windows 5.0 Update 3
Update Manager 4.1 Windows not applicable **
Update Manager 4.0 Windows not applicable **
hosted * any any not applicable
ESXi any ESXi not applicable
ESX 4.1 ESX patch pending
ESX 4.0 ESX not applicable **

* hosted products are VMware Workstation, Player, ACE, Fusion.
** this product uses the Oracle JRE 1.5.0 family
*** this product uses the Oracle JRE 1.7.0 family

4. Solution

Please review the patch/release notes for your product and
version and verify the checksum of your downloaded file.

 vCenter Server 5.1 Update 2
------------------------------------
  
Download link:
https://my.vmware.com/web/vmware/info/slug/datacenter_cloud_infrastructure/vmware_vsphere/5_1

Release Notes:
https://www.vmware.com/support/vsphere5/doc/vsp_vc51_u2_rel_notes.html

vCenter Server 5.0 Update 3 
------------------------------------

Download link: 
https://my.vmware.com/web/vmware/info/slug/datacenter_cloud_infrastructure/vmware_vsphere/5_0

Release Notes: 
https://www.vmware.com/support/vsphere5/doc/vsp_vc50_u3_rel_notes.html

ESXi and ESX
------------------

Download link:

https://www.vmware.com/patchmgr/download.portal

ESXi 5.0
------------------
File: update-from-esxi5.0-5.0_update03.zip
md5sum: 7e6185fa3238a4895613b39e57a2a94b
sha1sum: aa3929d2c8183aeaecdc238cbbf4d270bd70dd07
http://kb.vmware.com/kb/2055559
update-from-esxi5.0-5.0_update03.zip contains ESXi500-201310101-SG

ESXi 4.1
------------------
File: ESXi410-201307001.zip
md5sum: b171ea162cd753782483fa64196e8152
sha1sum: f2f19db06864a05eb4fdfea57626576f2836e718
http://kb.vmware.com/kb/2053396
ESXi410-201307001.zip contains ESXi410-201307401-SG

ESXi 4.0
------------------
File: ESXi400-201305001.zip
md5sum: 065d3fa4b0f52dd38c2bd92e5bfc5580
sha1sum: 1f3cab25a144746372d86071a47e569c439e276a
http://kb.vmware.com/kb/2044241
ESXi400-201305001.zip contains ESXi400-201305401-SG

ESX 4.1
--------
File: ESX410-201307001.zip
md5sum: 60f15f96454b953f7747486a6a261e4f
sha1sum: 8e494b450f539ed65729205333dc3598d6ba87f8
http://kb.vmware.com/kb/2053393
ESX410-201307001.zip contains ESX410-201307401-SG

ESX 4.0
-------
File: ESX400-201305001.zip
md5sum: c9ac91d3d803c7b7cb9df401c20b91c0
sha1sum: 7f5cef274c709248daa56d8c0e6fcc1ba86ae411
http://kb.vmware.com/kb/2044240
ESX400-201305001.zip contains ESX400-201305401-SG

6. Change log

2013-10-17 VMSA-2013-0012
Initial security advisory in conjunction with the release of vSphere 5.0 Update 3 on 2013-10-17.

2014-01-16 VMSA-2013-0012.1
Update security advisory in conjunction with the release of vSphere 5.1 Update 2 on 2014-01-16.

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