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VMSA-2014-0008.2

VMware vSphere product updates to third party libraries

VMware Security Advisory
Advisory ID: VMSA-2014-0008.2
Synopsis: VMware vSphere product updates to third party libraries
Issue date: 2014-09-09
Updated on: 2014-12-04
CVE numbers:

--- Struts ---
CVE-2014-0114
--- tc-server ---
CVE-2013-4590, CVE-2013-4322, and CVE-2014-0050
--- glibc ---
CVE-2013-0242 and CVE-2013-1914
--- JRE ---
See references

1. Summary
VMware has updated vSphere third party libraries
2. Relevant releases

VMware vCenter Server 5.5 prior to Update 2
VMware vCenter Server 5.1 prior to Update 3
VMware vCenter Server 5.0 prior to Update 3c

VMware vCenter Update Manager 5.5 prior to Update 2

VMware ESXi 5.5 without patch ESXi550-201409101-SG
VMware ESXi 5.1 without patch ESXi510-201412101-SG

3. Problem Description
a. vCenter Server Apache Struts Update

The Apache Struts library is updated to address a security issue.

This issue may lead to remote code execution after authentication.

The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the identifier CVE-2014-0114 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 5.5 Update 2
vCenter Server 5.1 any 5.1 Update 3
vCenter Server 5.0 any 5.0 Update 3c
b. vCenter Server tc-server 2.9.5 / Apache Tomcat 7.0.52 updates

tc-server has been updated to version 2.9.5 to address multiple security issues. This version of tc-server includes Apache Tomcat 7.0.52.

The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org)
has assigned the identifiers CVE-2013-4590, CVE-2013-4322, and
CVE-2014-0050 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 Server

5.5

any 5.5 Update 2
vCenter Server 5.1 any 5.1 Update 3
vCenter Server 5.0 any Patch Pending
c. Update to ESXi glibc package

glibc is updated to address multiple security issues.

The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org)
has assigned the identifiers CVE-2013-0242 and CVE-2013-1914 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

5.5

any ESXi550-201409101-SG
ESXi 5.1 any ESXi510-201412101-SG
ESXi 5.0 any Patch Pending
d. vCenter and Update Manager, Oracle JRE 1.7 Update 55

Oracle has documented the CVE identifiers that are addressed in JRE 1.7.0 update 55 in the Oracle Java SE Critical Patch Update Advisory of April 2014. 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 5.5 Update 2
vCenter Server 5.1 any Not Applicable *
vCenter Server 5.0 any Not Applicable *
vCenter Update Manager 5.5 any 5.5 Update 2
vCenter Update Manager 5.1 any Not Applicable *
vCenter Update Manager 5.0 any Not Applicable *

* this product uses the Oracle JRE 1.6.0 family *
4. Solution

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

vCenter Server and Update Manager 5.5u2
Downloads and Documentation:
https://www.vmware.com/go/download-vsphere

vCenter Server 5.0u3c
Downloads and Documentation:
https://www.vmware.com/go/download-vsphere

ESXi 5.5
Download:
https://www.vmware.com/patchmgr/findPatch.portal

6. Change log

2014-09-09 VMSA-2014-0008 Initial security advisory in conjunction with the release of vSphere 5.5 Update 2 on 2014-09-09.

2014-11-21 VMSA-2014-0008.1 Updated advisory in conjunction with the release of vCenter 5.0 Update 3c on 2014-11-20.

2014-12-04 VMSA-2014-0008.2 Updated advisory in conjunction with the release of VMware vCenter Server 5.1 Update 3 and ESXi 5.1 Patches released on 2014-12-04.

7. Contact

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This Security Advisory is posted to the following lists:

  • security-announce at lists.vmware.com
  • bugtraq at securityfocus.com
  • fulldisclosure at seclists.org


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