VMSA-2017-0006

VMware ESXi, Workstation and Fusion updates address critical and moderate security issues

VMware Security Advisory
 
VMware Security Advisory Advisory ID:
  VMSA-2017-0006
VMware Security Advisory Severity:
  Critical
VMware Security Advisory Synopsis:
  VMware ESXi, Workstation and Fusion updates address critical and moderate security issues
VMware Security Advisory Issue date:
  2017-03-28
VMware Security Advisory Updated on:
  2017-03-28 (Initial Advisory)
VMware Security Advisory CVE numbers:
  CVE-2017-4902, CVE-2017-4903, CVE-2017-4904, CVE-2017-4905
 
1. Summary

   VMware ESXi, Workstation and Fusion updates address critical and moderate

   security issues.

2. Relevant Products
  • VMware ESXi (ESXi)  
  • VMware Workstation Pro / Player (Workstation)  
  • VMware Fusion Pro, Fusion (Fusion)
3. Problem Description

a. ESXi, Workstation, Fusion SVGA memory corruption

 

ESXi, Workstation, Fusion have a heap buffer overflow and uninitialized stack memory usage in SVGA. These issues may allow a guest to execute code on the host.

 

VMware would like to thank ZDI and Team 360 Security from Qihoo for reporting these issues to us.
 

The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the identifiers CVE-2017-4902 (heap issue) and CVE-2017-4903 (stack issue) to these issues.


Note: ESXi 6.0 is affected by CVE-2017-4903 but not by CVE-2017-4902.


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 Critical
Replace with/ Apply Patch ESXi650-201703410-SG
Mitigation/ Workaround None
VMware Product ESXi
Product Version 6.0 U3
Running on ESXi
Severity Critical
Replace with/ Apply Patch ESXi600-201703401-SG
Mitigation/ Workaround None
VMware Product ESXi
Product Version 6.0 U2*
Running on ESXi
Severity Critical
Replace with/ Apply Patch KB 2149673
Mitigation/ Workaround None
VMware Product ESXi
Product Version 6.0 U1*
Running on ESXi
Severity Critical
Replace with/ Apply Patch KB 2149672
Mitigation/ Workaround None
VMware Product ESXi
Product Version 5.5
Running on ESXi
Severity N/A
Replace with/ Apply Patch Not affected
Mitigation/ Workaround N/A
VMware Product Workstation
Product Version 12.x
Running on Any
Severity Critical
Replace with/ Apply Patch 12.5.5
Mitigation/ Workaround None
VMware Product Fusion
Product Version 8.x
Running on OSX
Severity Critical
Replace with/ Apply Patch 8.5.6
Mitigation/ Workaround None

 

* Additional ESXi 6.0 patches are provided for customers that are on ESXi 6.0 U1 or ESXi 6.0 U2.

 

b. ESXi, Workstation, Fusion XHCI uninitialized memory usage

 

The ESXi, Workstation, and Fusion XHCI controller has uninitialized memory usage. This issue may allow a guest to execute code on the host. The issue is reduced to a Denial of Service of the guest on ESXi 5.5.

 

VMware would like to thank ZDI and Team Sniper from Tencent Security for reporting this issue to us.

 

The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the identifier CVE-2017-4904 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 Critical
Replace with/ Apply Patch ESXi650-201703410-SG
Mitigation/ Workaround None
VMware Product ESXi
Product Version 6.0 U3
Running on ESXi
Severity Critical
Replace with/ Apply Patch ESXi600-201703401-SG
Mitigation/ Workaround None
VMware Product ESXi
Product Version 6.0 U2*
Running on ESXi
Severity Critical
Replace with/ Apply Patch KB 2149673
Mitigation/ Workaround None
VMware Product ESXi
Product Version 6.0 U1*
Running on ESXi
Severity Critical
Replace with/ Apply Patch KB 2149672
Mitigation/ Workaround None
VMware Product ESXi
Product Version 5.5
Running on ESXi
Severity Moderate
Replace with/ Apply Patch ESXi550-201703401-SG
Mitigation/ Workaround None
VMware Product Workstation
Product Version 12.x
Running on Any
Severity Critical
Replace with/ Apply Patch 12.5.5
Mitigation/ Workaround None
VMware Product Fusion
Product Version 8.x
Running on OSX
Severity Critical
Replace with/ Apply Patch 8.5.6
Mitigation/ Workaround None

 

* Additional ESXi 6.0 patches are provided for customers that are on ESXi 6.0 U1 or ESXi 6.0 U2.

 

c. ESXi, Workstation, and Fusion uninitialized memory usage

 

ESXi, Workstation, and Fusion have uninitialized memory usage. This issue may lead to an information leak.   

 

VMware would like to thank ZDI and Team Sniper from Tencent Security for reporting this issue to us.  

 

The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the identifier CVE-2017-4905 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 Moderate
Replace with/ Apply Patch ESXi650-201703410-SG
Mitigation/ Workaround None
VMware Product ESXi
Product Version 6.0 U3
Running on ESXi
Severity Moderate
Replace with/ Apply Patch ESXi600-201703401-SG
Mitigation/ Workaround None
VMware Product ESXi
Product Version 6.0 U2*
Running on ESXi
Severity Moderate
Replace with/ Apply Patch KB 2149673
Mitigation/ Workaround None
VMware Product ESXi
Product Version 6.0 U1*
Running on ESXi
Severity Moderate
Replace with/ Apply Patch KB 2149672
Mitigation/ Workaround None
VMware Product ESXi
Product Version 5.5
Running on ESXi
Severity Moderate
Replace with/ Apply Patch ESXi550-201703401-SG
Mitigation/ Workaround None
VMware Product Workstation
Product Version 12.x
Running on Any
Severity Moderate
Replace with/ Apply Patch 12.5.5
Mitigation/ Workaround None
VMware Product Fusion
Product Version 8.x
Running on OSX
Severity Moderate
Replace with/ Apply Patch 8.5.6
Mitigation/ Workaround None

 

* Additional ESXi 6.0 patches are provided for customers that are on ESXi 6.0 U1 or ESXi 6.0 U2.

 

4. Solution

 

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

 

VMware ESXi 6.5  

Downloads:  

https://my.vmware.com/group/vmware/patch 

Documentation:  

http://kb.vmware.com/kb/2149573


VMware ESXi 6.0 patch on top of ESXi 6.0 U3

Downloads: 

https://my.vmware.com/group/vmware/patch

Documentation:   

http://kb.vmware.com/kb/2149569

 

VMware ESXi 6.0 patch on top of ESXi 6.0 U2  

Downloads:  

https://my.vmware.com/web/vmware/details?productId=491&downloadGroup=ESXI60U2  

(Click on the above link and scroll down to ESXi600-201703003 Offline Bundle)

Documentation:  

http://kb.vmware.com/kb/2149673  

 

VMware ESXi 6.0 patch on top of ESXi 6.0 U1  

Downloads:  

https://my.vmware.com/web/vmware/details?productId=491&downloadGroup=ESXI60U1B

(Click on the above link and scroll down to ESXi600-201703002 Offline Bundle) 

Documentation:  

http://kb.vmware.com/kb/2149672

VMware ESXi 5.5   

Downloads: 

https://my.vmware.com/group/vmware/patch

Documentation:   

http://kb.vmware.com/kb/2149577

 

VMware Workstation Pro 12.5.5 

Downloads and Documentation:  

https://www.vmware.com/go/downloadworkstation  

https://www.vmware.com/support/pubs/ws_pubs.html  

 

VMware Workstation Player 12.5.5  

Downloads and Documentation:  

https://www.vmware.com/go/downloadplayer  

https://www.vmware.com/support/pubs/player_pubs.html 

 

VMware Fusion Pro / Fusion 8.5.6  

Downloads and Documentation:  

https://www.vmware.com/go/downloadfusion  

https://www.vmware.com/support/pubs/fusion_pubs.html

6. Change log

 

2017-03-28 VMSA-2017-0006  

Initial security advisory in conjunction with the release of ESXi patches and VMware Workstation Pro/Player 12.5.5 and VMware Fusion Pro, Fusion 8.5.6 on 2017-03-28.

7. Contact

 

E-mail list for product security notifications and announcements:

http://lists.vmware.com/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/security-announce

 

This Security Advisory is posted to the following lists:

security-announce@lists.vmware.com

bugtraq@securityfocus.com

fulldisclosure@seclists.org

 

E-mail: security@vmware.com

PGP key at:

https://kb.vmware.com/kb/1055

 

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