VMSA-2016-0023

VMware ESXi updates address a cross-site scripting issue

VMware Security Advisory
 
VMware Security Advisory Advisory ID:
  VMSA-2016-0023
VMware Security Advisory Severity:
  Important
VMware Security Advisory Synopsis:
  VMware ESXi updates address a cross-site scripting issue
VMware Security Advisory Issue date:
  2016-12-20
VMware Security Advisory Updated on:
  2016-12-20 (Initial Advisory)
VMware Security Advisory CVE numbers:
  CVE-2016-7463
 
1. Summary

   VMware ESXi updates address a cross-site scripting issue

2. Relevant Products
  • VMware vSphere Hypervisor (ESXi)
3. Problem Description

a. Host Client stored cross-site scripting issue

 

The ESXi Host Client contains a vulnerability that may allow for stored cross-site scripting (XSS). The issue can be introduced by an attacker that has permission to manage virtual machines through ESXi Host Client or by tricking the vSphere administrator to import a specially crafted VM. The issue may be triggered on the system from where ESXi Host Client is used to manage the specially crafted VM.

 

VMware advises not to import VMs from untrusted sources.
 

VMware would like to thank Caleb Watt (@calebwatt15) for reporting this issue to us.  

 

The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the identifier CVE-2016-7463 to this issue.

Column 5 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
Severity
Replace with/ Apply Patch
Mitigation/ Workaround
VMware Product ESXi
Product Version 6.5
Running on ESXi
Severity N/A
Replace with/ Apply Patch not affected
Mitigation/ Workaround N/A
VMware Product ESXi
Product Version 6.0
Running on ESXi
Severity Important
Replace with/ Apply Patch ESXi600-201611102-SG
Mitigation/ Workaround None
VMware Product ESXi
Product Version 5.5
Running on ESXi
Severity Important
Replace with/ Apply Patch ESXi550-201612102-SG
Mitigation/ Workaround None


*The fling version which resolves this issue is 1.13.0.
 

4. Solution

 

 

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

ESXi 6.0   

Downloads: 

https://www.vmware.com/patchmgr/findPatch.portal

Documentation:   

http://kb.vmware.com/kb/2145815 

ESXi 5.5   

Downloads: 

https://www.vmware.com/patchmgr/findPatch.portal

Documentation:   

http://kb.vmware.com/kb/2148194

6. Change log

 

2016-12-20 VMSA-2016-0023
Initial security advisory in conjunction with the release of VMware ESXi 5.5 patches on 2016-12-20.

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