VMSA-2014-0012.1

VMware vSphere product updates address security vulnerabilities

VMware Security Advisory
 
VMware Security Advisory Advisory ID:
  VMSA-2014-0012.1
VMware Security Advisory Synopsis:
  VMware vSphere product updates address security vulnerabilities
VMware Security Advisory Issue date:
  2014-12-04
VMware Security Advisory Updated on:
  2015-01-27
VMware Security Advisory CVE numbers:
  CVE-2014-3797, CVE-2014-8371, CVE-2013-2877, CVE-2014-0191, CVE-2014-0015, CVE-2014-0138, CVE-2013-1752 and CVE-2013-4238
1. Summary


VMware vSphere product updates address a Cross Site Scripting issue, a certificate validation issue and security vulnerabilities in third-party libraries.

2. Relevant Releases


VMware vCenter Server Appliance 5.1 Prior to Update 3

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 ESXi 5.1 without patch ESXi510-201412101-SG
VMware ESXi 5.5
VMware ESXi 5.0

3. Problem Description

a. VMware vCSA cross-site scripting vulnerability
VMware vCenter Server Appliance (vCSA) contains a vulnerability that may allow for Cross Site Scripting. Exploitation of this vulnerability in vCenter Server requires tricking a user to click on a malicious link or to open a malicious web page.
VMware would like to thank Tanya Secker of Trustwave SpiderLabs for reporting this issue to us.
The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CVE-2014-3797 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
Product Version
Running on
Replace with/ Apply Patch
VMware Product vCSA 
Product Version 5.5
Running on any
Replace with/ Apply Patch not affected
VMware Product vCSA
Product Version 5.1
Running on any
Replace with/ Apply Patch 5.1 Update 3
VMware Product vCSA
Product Version 5.0
Running on any
Replace with/ Apply Patch not affected
b. vCenter Server certificate validation issue

vCenter Server does not properly validate the presented certificate when establishing a connection to a CIM Server residing on an ESXi host. This may allow for a Man-in-the-middle attack against the CIM service.

VMware would like to thank The Google Security Team for reporting this issue to us.

The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the identifier CVE-2014-8371 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
Product Version
Running on
Replace with/ Apply Patch
VMware Product vCenter Server 
Product Version 5.5
Running on any
Replace with/ Apply Patch 5.5 Update 2
VMware Product vCenter Server
Product Version 5.1
Running on any
Replace with/ Apply Patch 5.1 Update 3
VMware Product vCenter Server
Product Version 5.0
Running on any
Replace with/ Apply Patch 5.0 Update 3c
c. Update to ESXi libxml2 package

libxml2 is updated to address multiple security issues.

The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the names CVE-2013-2877 and CVE-2014-0191 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
Product Version
Running on
Replace with/ Apply Patch
VMware Product ESXi 
Product Version 5.5
Running on any
Replace with/ Apply Patch see VMSA-2015-0001
VMware Product ESXi
Product Version 5.1
Running on any
Replace with/ Apply Patch ESXi510-201412101-SG
VMware Product ESXi
Product Version 5.0
Running on any
Replace with/ Apply Patch see VMSA-2015-0001
d. Update to ESXi Curl package

 Curl is updated to address multiple security issues.

The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the names CVE-2014-0015 and CVE-2014-0138 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
Product Version
Running on
Replace with/ Apply Patch
VMware Product ESXi
Product Version 5.5
Running on any
Replace with/ Apply Patch ESXi550-201509101-SG
VMware Product ESXi
Product Version 5.1
Running on any
Replace with/ Apply Patch ESXi510-201412101-SG
VMware Product ESXi
Product Version 5.0
Running on any
Replace with/ Apply Patch No patch planned
e. Update to ESXi Python package

Python is updated to address multiple security issues.

The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the names CVE-2013-1752 and CVE-2013-4238 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
Product Version
Running on
Replace with/ Apply Patch
VMware Product ESXi 
Product Version 5.5
Running on any
Replace with/ Apply Patch ESXi550-201505101-SG
VMware Product ESXi
Product Version 5.1
Running on any
Replace with/ Apply Patch ESXi510-201412101-SG
VMware Product ESXi
Product Version 5.0
Running on any
Replace with/ Apply Patch No patch planned
f. vCenter and Update Manager, Oracle JRE 1.6 Update 81

Oracle has documented the CVE identifiers that are addressed in JRE 1.6.0 update 81 in the Oracle Java SE Critical Patch Update Advisory of July 2014. The References section provides a link to  this advisory.

VMware Product
Product Version
Running on
Replace with/ Apply Patch
VMware Product vCenter Server 
Product Version 5.5
Running on any
Replace with/ Apply Patch not applicable *
VMware Product vCenter Server
Product Version 5.1
Running on any
Replace with/ Apply Patch 5.1 Update 3
VMware Product vCenter Server
Product Version 5.0
Running on any
Replace with/ Apply Patch patch pending
VMware Product vCenter Update Manager
Product Version 5.5
Running on any
Replace with/ Apply Patch not applicable *
VMware Product vCenter Update Manager
Product Version 5.1
Running on any
Replace with/ Apply Patch 5.1 Update 3
VMware Product vCenter Update Manager
Product Version 5.0
Running on any
Replace with/ Apply Patch patch pending

* 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.
 
vCSA 5.1 Update 3, vCenter Server 5.1 Update 3 and Update Manager 5.1 Update 3
Downloads and Documentation:
https://www.vmware.com/go/download-vsphere

ESXi 5.1
File: update-from-esxi5.1-5.1_update03.zip.zip
md5sum: b3fd3549b59c6c59c04bfd09b08c6edf
sha1sum: 02139101fe205894774caac02820f6ea8416fb8b
http://kb.vmware.com/kb/2086288
update-from-esxi5.1-5.1_update03 contains ESXi510-201412101-SG

6. Change log


2014-12-04 VMSA-2014-0012
Initial security advisory in conjunction with the release of VMware vCSA 5.1 Update 3, vCenter Server 5.1 Update 3 and ESXi 5.1 Patches released on 2014-12-04.

2015-01-27 VMSA-2014-0012.1
Security advisory updated in conjunction with the release of VMware ESXi 5.5 Patches released on 2015-01-27.

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