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VMSA-2014-0012.1

VMware vSphere product updates address security vulnerabilities

VMware Security Advisory
Advisory ID: VMSA-2014-0012.1
Synopsis: VMware vSphere product updates address security vulnerabilities
Issue date: 2014-12-04
Updated on: 2015-01-27
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 Running Replace with/
Product Version on Apply Patch
===== ===== ====== ==================
vCSA 

5.5

any not affected
vCSA
5.1 any 5.1 Update 3
vCSA
5.0 any 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 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
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 Running Replace with/
Product Version on Apply Patch
===== ===== ====== ==================
ESXi 

5.5

any see VMSA-2015-0001
ESXi
5.1 any ESXi510-201412101-SG
ESXi
5.0 any 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 Running Replace with/
Product Version on Apply Patch
===== ===== ====== ==================
ESXi

5.5

any ESXi550-201509101-SG
ESXi 5.1 any ESXi510-201412101-SG
ESXi 5.0 any 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 Running Replace with/
Product Version on Apply Patch
===== ===== ====== ==================
ESXi 

5.5

any ESXi550-201505101-SG
ESXi
5.1 any ESXi510-201412101-SG
ESXi
5.0 any 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 Running Replace with/
Product Version on Apply Patch
===== ===== ====== ==================
vCenter Server 

5.5

any not applicable *
vCenter Server
5.1 any 5.1 Update 3
vCenter Server
5.0 any patch pending
vCenter Update Manager 5.5 any not applicable *
vCenter Update Manager 5.1 any 5.1 Update 3
vCenter Update Manager 5.0 any 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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