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VMSA-2013-0015

VMware ESX updates to third party libraries

VMware Security Advisory
Advisory ID: VMSA-2013-0015
Synopsis: VMware ESX updates to third party libraries
Issue date: 2013-12-05
Updated on: 2013-12-05 (initial release)
CVE numbers:

--- kernel (service console) ---
CVE-2012-2372, CVE-2012-3552, CVE-2013-2147, CVE-2013-2164,
CVE-2013-2206, CVE-2013-2224, CVE-2013-2234, CVE-2013-2237,
CVE-2013-2232
--- nss and nspr (service console) ---
CVE-2013-0791, CVE-2013-1620

1. Summary
VMware has updated several third party libraries in ESX that address
multiple security vulnerabilities.
2. Relevant releases
VMware ESX 4.1 without patch ESX410-201312001
3. Problem Description
a. Update to ESX service console kernel

The ESX service console kernel is updated to resolve multiple
security issues.

The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org)
has assigned the names CVE-2012-2372, CVE-2012-3552, CVE-2013-2147,
CVE-2013-2164, CVE-2013-2206, CVE-2013-2224, CVE-2013-2234,
CVE-2013-2237, CVE-2013-2232 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
==========
=====
=====
==================
ESXi any ESXi not affected
ESX 4.1 ESX ESX410-201312401-SG
ESX 4.0 ESX patch pending
b. Update to ESX service console NSPR and NSS

This patch updates the ESX service console Netscape Portable
Runtime (NSPR) and Network Security Services (NSS) RPMs to resolve
multiple security issues.

The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org)
has assigned the names CVE-2013-0791 and CVE-2013-1620 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
==========
=====
=====
==================
ESXi any ESXi not affected
ESX 4.1 ESX ESX410-201312403-SG
ESX 4.0 ESX patch pending
4. Solution

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

ESX 4.1
-------
File: ESX410-201312001.zip
md5sum: c35763a84db169dd0285442d4129cc18
sha1sum: ee8e1b8d2d383422ff0dde04749c5d89e77d8e40
http://kb.vmware.com/kb/2061209
ESX410-201312001 contains ESX410-201312401-SG and ESX410-201312403-SG.

6. Change log
2013-12-05 VMSA-2013-0015
Initial security advisory in conjunction with the release of ESX 4.1
patches on 2013-12-05.
7. Contact

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