VMSA-2015-0001.2

VMware vCenter Server, ESXi, Workstation, Player, and Fusion updates address security issues

VMware Security Advisory
 
VMware Security Advisory Advisory ID:
  VMSA-2015-0001.2
VMware Security Advisory Synopsis:
  VMware vCenter Server, ESXi, Workstation, Player, and Fusion updates address security issues
VMware Security Advisory Issue date:
  2015-01-27
VMware Security Advisory Updated on:
  2015-03-26
VMware Security Advisory CVE numbers:
  CVE-2014-8370, CVE-2015-1043, CVE-2015-1044
--- OPENSSL---
CVE-2014-3513, CVE-2014-3567,CVE-2014-3566, CVE-2014-3568
 --- libxml2 ---
CVE-2014-3660
1. Summary

VMware vCenter Server, ESXi, Workstation, Player and Fusion address several security issues.

2. Relevant Releases


VMware Workstation 10.x prior to version 10.0.5
 
VMware Player 6.x prior to version 6.0.5

VMware Fusion 7.x prior to version 7.0.1
VMware Fusion 6.x prior to version 6.0.5

vCenter Server 5.5 prior to Update 2d

ESXi 5.5 without patch ESXi550-201403102-SG, ESXi550-201501101-SG
ESXi 5.1 without patch ESXi510-201404101-SG, ESXi510-201503101-SG
ESXi 5.0 without patch ESXi500-201405101-SG, ESXi500-201502101-SG

3. Problem Description

a. VMware ESXi, Workstation, Player, and Fusion host privilege escalation vulnerability

VMware ESXi, Workstation, Player and Fusion contain an arbitrary file write issue. Exploitation this issue may allow for privilege escalation on the host.

The vulnerability does not allow for privilege escalation from the guest Operating System to the host or vice-versa. This means that host memory can not be manipulated from the Guest Operating
System.

Mitigation

For ESXi to be affected, permissions must have been added to ESXi (or a vCenter Server managing it) for a virtual machine administrator role or greater.

VMware would like to thank Shanon Olsson for reporting this issue to us through JPCERT.

The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the identifier CVE-2014-8370 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 Workstation
Product Version 11.x
Running on any
Replace with/ Apply Patch not affected
VMware Product Workstation
Product Version 10.x
Running on any
Replace with/ Apply Patch 10.0.5
VMware Product
Product Version
Running on
Replace with/ Apply Patch
VMware Product Player
Product Version 7.x
Running on any
Replace with/ Apply Patch not affected
VMware Product Player
Product Version 6.x
Running on any
Replace with/ Apply Patch 6.0.5
VMware Product
Product Version
Running on
Replace with/ Apply Patch
VMware Product Fusion
Product Version 7.x
Running on any
Replace with/ Apply Patch not affected
VMware Product Fusion
Product Version 6.x
Running on any
Replace with/ Apply Patch 6.0.5
VMware Product
Product Version
Running on
Replace with/ Apply Patch
VMware Product ESXi
Product Version 5.5
Running on ESXi
Replace with/ Apply Patch ESXi550-201403102-SG
VMware Product ESXi
Product Version 5.1
Running on ESXi
Replace with/ Apply Patch ESXi510-201404101-SG
VMware Product ESXi
Product Version 5.0
Running on ESXi
Replace with/ Apply Patch ESXi500-201405101-SG
b. VMware Workstation, Player, and Fusion Denial of Service vulnerability

VMware Workstation, Player, and Fusion contain an input validation issue in the Host Guest File System (HGFS). This issue may allow for a Denial of Service of the Guest Operating system.

VMware would like to thank Peter Kamensky from Digital Security for  reporting this issue to us.

The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the identifier CVE-2015-1043 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 Workstation
Product Version 11.x
Running on any
Replace with/ Apply Patch not affected
VMware Product Workstation
Product Version 10.x
Running on any
Replace with/ Apply Patch 10.0.5
VMware Product
Product Version
Running on
Replace with/ Apply Patch
VMware Product Player
Product Version 7.x
Running on any
Replace with/ Apply Patch not affected
VMware Product Player
Product Version 6.x
Running on any
Replace with/ Apply Patch 6.0.5
VMware Product Fusion
Product Version 7.x
Running on any
Replace with/ Apply Patch 7.0.1
VMware Product Fusion
Product Version 6.x
Running on any
Replace with/ Apply Patch 6.0.5
c. VMware ESXi, Workstation, and Player Denial of Service vulnerability

VMware ESXi, Workstation, and Player contain an input validation issue in VMware Authorization process (vmware-authd). This issue may allow for a Denial of Service of the host. On VMware ESXi and on Workstation running on Linux the Denial of Service would be partial.

VMware would like to thank Dmitry Yudin @ret5et for reporting this issue to us through HP's Zero Day Initiative.

The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the identifier CVE-2015-1044 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 Workstation
Product Version 11.x
Running on any
Replace with/ Apply Patch not affected
VMware Product Workstation
Product Version 10.x
Running on any
Replace with/ Apply Patch 10.0.5
VMware Product Player
Product Version 7.x
Running on any
Replace with/ Apply Patch not affected
VMware Product Player
Product Version 6.x
Running on any
Replace with/ Apply Patch 6.0.5
VMware Product Fusion
Product Version 7.x
Running on any
Replace with/ Apply Patch not affected
VMware Product Fusion
Product Version 6.x
Running on any
Replace with/ Apply Patch not affected
VMware Product ESXi
Product Version 5.5
Running on ESXi
Replace with/ Apply Patch ESXi550-201501101-SG
VMware Product ESXi
Product Version 5.1
Running on ESXi
Replace with/ Apply Patch ESXi510-201410101-SG
VMware Product ESXi
Product Version 5.0
Running on ESXi
Replace with/ Apply Patch not affected
d. Update to VMware vCenter Server and ESXi for OpenSSL 1.0.1 and 0.9.8 package

The OpenSSL library is updated to version 1.0.1j or 0.9.8zc to resolve multiple security issues.

The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the names CVE-2014-3513, CVE-2014-3567, CVE-2014-3566 (“POODLE”) and CVE-2014-3568 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 vCenter Server
Product Version 5.5
Running on any
Replace with/ Apply Patch Update 2d*
VMware Product vCenter Server
Product Version 5.1
Running on any
Replace with/ Apply Patch patch pending
VMware Product vCenter Server
Product Version 5.0
Running on any
Replace with/ Apply Patch patch pending
VMware Product ESXi
Product Version 5.5
Running on ESXi
Replace with/ Apply Patch ESXi550-201501101-SG
VMware Product ESXi
Product Version 5.1
Running on ESXi
Replace with/ Apply Patch ESXi510-201503101-SG
VMware Product ESXi
Product Version 5.0
Running on ESXi
Replace with/ Apply Patch ESXi500-201502101-SG

* The VMware vCenter 5.5 SSO component will be updated in a later release.

e. Update to ESXi libxml2 package

The libxml2 library is updated to version libxml2-2.7.6-17 to resolve a security issue.

The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CVE-2014-3660 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 ESXi
Product Version 5.5
Running on ESXi
Replace with/ Apply Patch ESXi550-201501101-SG
VMware Product ESXi
Product Version 5.1
Running on ESXi
Replace with/ Apply Patch ESXi510-201503101-SG
VMware Product ESXi
Product Version 5.0
Running on ESXi
Replace with/ Apply Patch patch pending
4. Solution


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

VMware Workstation 10.x
https://www.vmware.com/go/downloadworkstation

VMware Player 6.x
https://www.vmware.com/go/downloadplayer

VMware Fusion 7.x and 6.x
https://www.vmware.com/go/downloadplayer

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

ESXi 5.5 Update 2d
File: update-from-esxi5.5-5.5_update01.zip
md5sum: 5773844efc7d8e43135de46801d6ea25
sha1sum: 6518355d260e81b562c66c5016781db9f077161f
http://kb.vmware.com/kb/2065832
update-from-esxi5.5-5.5_update01 contains ESXi550-201403102-SG

ESXi 5.5
File: ESXi550-201501001.zip
md5sum: b0f2edd9ad17d0bae5a11782aaef9304
sha1sum: 9cfcb1e2cf1bb845f0c96c5472d6b3a66f025dd1
http://kb.vmware.com/kb/2099265
ESXi550-201501001.zip contains ESXi550-201501101-SG

ESXi 5.1
File: ESXi510-201404001.zip
md5sum: 9dc3c9538de4451244a2b62d247e52c4
sha1sum: 6b1ea36a2711665a670afc9ae37cdd616bb6da66
http://kb.vmware.com/kb/2070666
ESXi510-201404001 contains ESXi510-201404101-SG

ESXi 5.1
File: ESXi510-201503001.zip
md5sum: 696360824ce098115f9fdba678391c3a
sha1sum: 6b1ea36a2711665a670afc9ae37cdd616bb6da66
http://kb.vmware.com/kb/2099286
ESXi510-201503001 contains ESXi510-201503001-SG

ESXi 5.0
File: ESXi500-201405001.zip
md5sum: 7cd1afc97f5f1e4b4132c90835f92e1d
sha1sum: 4bd77eeb5d7fc65bbb6f25762b0fa74fbb9679d5
http://kb.vmware.com/kb/2075521
ESXi500-201405001 contains  ESXi500-201405101-SG

ESXi 5.0
File: ESXi500-201502001.zip
md5sum: 0e81d3c7702d6f08c1a5ebe743c8c42b
sha1sum: 6f16a03f413c1af4db3e181c2ccd6aa01141035d
http://kb.vmware.com/kb/2101910
ESXi500-201502001 contains ESXi500-201502101-SG

6. Change log

2015-01-27 VMSA-2015-0001
Initial security advisory in conjunction with the release of VMware Workstation 10.0.5, VMware Player 6.0.5, vCenter Server 5.5 Update 2d and, ESXi 5.5 Patches released on 2015-01-27.


2015-02-26 VMSA-2015-0001.1
Updated security advisory in conjunction with the release of VMware ESXi 5.0 Patches released on 2015-02-26.


2015-03-26 VMSA-2015-0001.2
Updated security advisory in conjunction with the release of VMware ESXi 5.1 Patches released on 2015-03-26.

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This Security Advisory is posted to the following lists:

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  •   bugtraq at securityfocus.com
  •   fulldisclosure at seclists.org
E-mail: security at vmware.com
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