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VMSA-2007-0006

Updated versions of all supported hosted products and all ESX 2x products and patches for ESX 30x address critical security updates. Service Console security updates for samba, bind, krb5, vixie-cron, shadow-utils, openldap, pam, gcc, and gdb packages.

VMware Security Advisory
Advisory ID: VMSA-2007-0006
Synopsis: Updated versions of all supported hosted products and all ESX 2x products and patches for ESX 30x address critical security updates. Service Console security updates for samba, bind, krb5, vixie-cron, shadow-utils, openldap, pam, gcc, and gdb packages.
Issue date: 2007-09-18
Updated on: 2007-09-18
CVE numbers: CVE-2007-2446 CVE-2007-2447 CVE-2007-0494 CVE-2007-2442 CVE-2007-2443 CVE-2007-2798 CVE-2007-0061 CVE-2007-0062 CVE-2007-0063 CVE-2007-4059 CVE-2007-4155 CVE-2007-4496 CVE-2007-4497 CVE-2007-1856 CVE-2006-1174 CVE-2006-4600 CVE-2004-0813 CVE-2007-1716 CVE-2006-3619 CVE-2006-4146
1. Summary:
Updated versions of all supported hosted products and all ESX 2x products and patches for ESX 30x address critical security updates.


Service Console security updates for samba, bind, krb5, vixie-cron, shadow-utils, openldap, pam, gcc, and gdb packages.
2. Relevant releases:

VMware Workstation 6.0.0
VMware Player 2.0.0
VMware ACE 2.0.0

VMware Workstation prior to 5.5.5
VMware Player prior to 1.0.5
VMware Server prior to 1.0.4
VMware ACE prior to 1.0.4


VMware ESX 3.0.2 without patches ESX-1001725 ESX-1001731 ESX-1001726
ESX-1001727 ESX-1001728 ESX-1001729
ESX-1001730

VMware ESX 3.0.1 without patches ESX-8258730 ESX-1001213 ESX-1001691
ESX-1001723 ESX-1001214 ESX-1001692
ESX-1001693 ESX-1001694 ESX-8253547
ESX-8567382


VMware ESX 3.0.0 without patches ESX-4809553 ESX-1001204 ESX-1001206
ESX-1001212 ESX-1001205 ESX-1001207
ESX-1001208 ESX-1001209 ESX-1001210
ESX-1001211


VMware ESX 2.5.4 prior to upgrade patch 10 (Build# 53326)

VMware ESX 2.5.3 prior to upgrade patch 13 (Build# 52488)

VMware ESX 2.1.3 prior to upgrade patch 8 (Build# 53228)

VMware ESX 2.0.2 prior to upgrade patch 8 (Build# 52650)
3. Problem description:

Problems addressed by these patches:

I Arbitrary code execution and denial of service vulnerabilities

This release fixes a security vulnerability that could allow a guest operating system user with administrative privileges to cause memory corruption in a host process, and thus potentially execute arbitrary code on the host. (CVE-2007-4496)

This release fixes a denial of service vulnerability that could allow a guest operating system to cause a host process to become unresponsive or exit unexpectedly. (CVE-2007-4497)

Thanks to Rafal Wojtczvk of McAfee for identifying and reporting
these issues.

ESX
---
VMware ESX 3.0.1 Download Patch Bundle ESX-8258730
www.vmware.com/support/vi3/doc/esx-8258730-patch.html
md5sum a06d0e36e403b0fe6bc6fbc76220a86d

VMware ESX 3.0.0 Download Patch Bundle ESX-4809553
www.vmware.com/support/vi3/doc/esx-4809553-patch.html
md5sum cd363526aab5fa6c45bf2509cb5ae500

NOTE: ESX 3.0.0 is nearing its End-of-life (10/05/2007) users
should upgrade to at least 3.0.1 and preferably the newest
release available.

VMware ESX 2.5.4 upgrade to patch 10 (Build# 53326)
VMware ESX 2.5.3 upgrade to patch 13 (Build# 52488)
VMware ESX 2.1.3 upgrade to patch 8 (Build# 53228)
VMware ESX 2.0.2 upgrade to patch 8 (Build# 52650)

NOTE: ESX 3.0.2 is not affected by this issue

Hosted products
---------------
VMware Workstation 6.0.0 upgrade to version 6.0.1 (Build# 55017)
VMware Workstation 5.5.4 upgrade to version 5.5.5 (Build# 56455)
VMware Player 2.0.0 upgrade to version 2.0.1 (Build# 55017)
VMware Player 1.0.4 upgrade to version 1.0.5 (Build# 56455)
VMware Server 1.0.3 upgrade to version 1.0.4 (Build# 56528)
VMware ACE 2.0.0 upgrade to version 2.0.1 (Build# 55017)
VMware ACE 1.0.3 upgrade to version 1.0.4 (Build# 54075)

II Hosted products DHCP security vulnerabilities addressed

This release fixes several vulnerabilities in the DHCP server that could enable a specially crafted packets to gain system-level privileges. (CVE-2007-0061, CVE-2007-0062, CVE-2007-0063)

Thanks to Neel Mehta and Ryan Smith of the IBM Internet Security Systems X-Force for discovering and researching these vulnerabilities.

Hosted products
---------------
VMware Workstation 6.0.0 upgrade to version 6.0.1 (Build# 55017)
VMware Workstation 5.5.4 upgrade to version 5.5.5 (Build# 56455)
VMware Player 2.0.0 upgrade to version 2.0.1 (Build# 55017)
VMware Player 1.0.4 upgrade to version 1.0.5 (Build# 56455)
VMware Server 1.0.3 upgrade to version 1.0.4 (Build# 56528)
VMware ACE 2.0.0 upgrade to version 2.0.1 (Build# 55017)
VMware ACE 1.0.3 upgrade to version 1.0.4 (Build# 54075)

III Windows based hosted product vulnerability in IntraProcessLogging.dll and
vielib.dll.

This release fixes a security vulnerability that could allow a malicious remote user to exploit the library file IntraProcessLogging.dll to overwrite files in a system. (CVE-2007-4059)

This release fixes a security vulnerability that could allow a malicious remote user to exploit the library file vielib.dll to overwrite files in a system. (CVE-2007-4155)

Thanks to the Goodfellas Security Research Team for discovering and researching these vulnerabilities.

Hosted products
---------------
VMware Workstation 6.0.0 upgrade to version 6.0.1 (Build# 55017)
VMware Workstation 5.5.4 upgrade to version 5.5.5 (Build# 56455)
VMware Player 2.0.0 upgrade to version 2.0.1 (Build# 55017)
VMware Player 1.0.4 upgrade to version 1.0.5 (Build# 56455)
VMware Server 1.0.3 upgrade to version 1.0.4 (Build# 56528)
VMware ACE 2.0.0 upgrade to version 2.0.1 (Build# 55017)
VMware ACE 1.0.3 upgrade to version 1.0.4 (Build# 54075)


IV Escalation of privileges on Windows hosted systems

This release fixes a security vulnerability in which Workstation was starting registered Windows services in an insecure manner. This vulnerability could allow a malicious user to escalate user privileges.

Thanks to Foundstone for discovering this vulnerability.

Hosted products
---------------
VMware Workstation 6.0.0 upgrade to version 6.0.1 (Build# 55017)
VMware Workstation 5.5.4 upgrade to version 5.5.5 (Build# 56455)
VMware Player 2.0.0 upgrade to version 2.0.1 (Build# 55017)
VMware Player 1.0.4 upgrade to version 1.0.5 (Build# 56455)
VMware Server 1.0.3 upgrade to version 1.0.4 (Build# 56528)
VMware ACE 2.0.0 upgrade to version 2.0.1 (Build# 55017)
VMware ACE 1.0.3 upgrade to version 1.0.4 (Build# 54075)

V Potential denial of service using VMware Player

This release fixes a problem that prevented VMware Player from launching.
This problem was accompanied by the error message VMware Player unrecoverable error: (player) Exception 0xc0000005 (access violation) has occurred.

Hosted products
---------------
VMware Player 2.0.0 upgrade to version 2.0.1 (Build# 55017)
VMware Player 1.0.4 upgrade to version 1.0.5 (Build# 56455)

VI ESX Service Console updates
a. Service console package Samba, has been updated to address the following issues:

Various bugs were found in NDR parsing, used to decode MS-RPC requests in Samba. A remote attacker could have sent carefully crafted requests causing a heap overflow, which may have led to the ability to execute arbitrary code on the server. (CVE-2007-2446)

Unescaped user input parameters were being passed as arguments to /bin/sh.
A remote, authenticated, user could have triggered this flaw and executed
arbitrary code on the server. Additionally, this flaw could be triggered by a remote unauthenticated user if Samba was configured to use the non-default username map script option. (CVE-2007-2447)

Thanks to the Samba developers, TippingPoint, and iDefense for identifying and reporting these issues.

Note: These issues only affect the service console network, and are not remote vulnerabilities for ESX Server hosts that have been set up with the security best practices provided by VMware.
www.vmware.com/resources/techresources/726

ESX
---
VMware ESX 3.0.1 Download Patch Bundle ESX-1001213
www.vmware.com/support/vi3/doc/esx-1001213-patch.html
md5sum 4e942e5b47f90654696910fb8b10b144

VMware ESX 3.0.0 Download Patch Bundle ESX-1001204
www.vmware.com/support/vi3/doc/esx-1001204-patch.html
md5sum 08bfdec038ea900c72f04e8d50b2db62

NOTE: ESX 3.0.0 is nearing its End-of-life (10/05/2007) users should upgrade to at least 3.0.1 and preferably the newest release available

VMware ESX 2.5.4 prior to upgrade patch 10 (Build# 53326)
VMware ESX 2.5.3 prior to upgrade patch 13 (Build# 52488)
VMware ESX 2.1.3 prior to upgrade patch 8 (Build# 53228)
VMware ESX 2.0.2 prior to upgrade patch 8 (Build# 52650)

NOTE: ESX 3.0.2 is not affected by this issue
b. Updated bind package for the service console fixes a flaw with the way ISC BIND processed certain DNS query responses.
ISC BIND (Berkeley Internet Name Domain) is an implementation of the DNS (Domain Name System) protocols. Under some circumstances, a malicious remote user could launch a Denial-of-Service attack on ESX Server hosts that had enabled DNSSEC validation. (CVE-2007-0494)

Note: These issues only affect the service console network, and are not remote vulnerabilities for ESX Server hosts that have been set up with the security best practices provided by VMware.
www.vmware.com/resources/techresources/726

ESX
---
VMware ESX 3.0.2 Download Patch Bundle ESX-1001725
www.vmware.com/support/vi3/doc/esx-1001725-patch.html
md5sum 75aa49eecec2e84eb41a4c26683d4c7a

VMware ESX 3.0.1 Download Patch Bundle ESX-1001691
www.vmware.com/support/vi3/doc/esx-1001691-patch.html
md5sum e288a71c4953aa6724ce53879c663f81

VMware ESX 3.0.0 Download Patch Bundle ESX-1001206
www.vmware.com/support/vi3/doc/esx-1001206-patch.html
md5sum bd552eb70624164067039525941ce82a

NOTE: ESX 3.0.0 is nearing its End-of-life (10/05/2007) users should upgrade to at least 3.0.1 and preferably the newest release available

VMware ESX 2.5.4 prior to upgrade patch 10 (Build# 53326)
VMware ESX 2.5.3 prior to upgrade patch 13 (Build# 52488)
VMware ESX 2.1.3 prior to upgrade patch 8 (Build# 53228)
VMware ESX 2.0.2 prior to upgrade patch 8 (Build# 52650)
c. This patch provides updated service console package krb5 update.

The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) assigned the names CVE-2007-2442, CVE-2007-2443, and CVE-2007-2798 to these security issues.

Thanks to Wei Wang of McAfee Avert Labs discovered these vulnerabilities.

Note: The VMware service console does not provide the kadmind binary, and is not affected by these issues, but a update has been provided for completeness.

ESX
---
VMware ESX 3.0.2 Download Patch Bundle ESX-1001731
www.vmware.com/support/vi3/doc/esx-1001731-patch.html
md5sum c349b83065f5b06cee34bae90a5a01b3

VMware ESX 3.0.1 Download Patch Bundle ESX-1001723
www.vmware.com/support/vi3/doc/esx-1001723-patch.html
md5sum 9a31d1718d6c063cf978305b84637c40

VMware ESX 3.0.0 Download Patch Bundle ESX-1001212
www.vmware.com/support/vi3/doc/esx-1001212-patch.html
md5sum 2bc08369d3410fa59d353e45830ae9f5

NOTE: ESX 3.0.0 is nearing its End-of-life (10/05/2007) users should upgrade to at least 3.0.1 and preferably the newest release available

VMware ESX 2.5.4 prior to upgrade patch 10 (Build# 53326)
VMware ESX 2.5.3 prior to upgrade patch 13 (Build# 52488)
VMware ESX 2.1.3 prior to upgrade patch 8 (Build# 53228)
VMware ESX 2.0.2 prior to upgrade patch 8 (Build# 52650)
d. Service console update for vixie-cron

This patch provides an updated service console package vixie-cron. Cron is a standard UNIX daemon that runs specified programs at scheduled times.

A denial of service issue was found in the way vixie-cron verified crontab file integrity. A local user with the ability to create a hardlink to /etc/crontab could potentially prevent vixie-cron from executing certain system cron jobs. (CVE-2007-1856)

Thanks to Raphael Marichez for identifying this issue.

ESX
---
VMware ESX 3.0.1 Download Patch Bundle ESX-1001214
www.vmware.com/support/vi3/doc/esx-1001214-patch.html
md5sum 1e63db1cc7605830b16306a35bccd878

VMware ESX 3.0.0 Download Patch Bundle ESX-1001205
www.vmware.com/support/vi3/doc/esx-1001205-patch.html
md5sum e6b818cf885d5fd5f93d33b27051df83

NOTE: ESX 3.0.0 is nearing its End-of-life (10/05/2007) users should upgrade to at least 3.0.1 and preferably the newest release available

NOTE: ESX 3.0.2 and ESX 2.x are not affected by this issue.
e. Service console update for shadow-utils

This patch provides an updated shadow-utils package. A new user's mailbox, when created, could have random permissions for a short period. This could enable a local malicious user to read or modify the mailbox. (CVE-2006-1174)

ESX
---
VMware ESX 3.0.2 Download Patch Bundle ESX-1001726
www.vmware.com/support/vi3/doc/esx-1001726-patch.html
md5sum ac55c65ddc2142a292648765e9dcb583

VMware ESX 3.0.1 Download Patch Bundle ESX-1001692
www.vmware.com/support/vi3/doc/esx-1001692-patch.html
md5sum 27edbac467107cc1fe6c78a839ce2144

VMware ESX 3.0.0 Download Patch Bundle ESX-1001207
www.vmware.com/support/vi3/doc/esx-1001207-patch.html
md5sum acad9bce49ac9398ab1ee502980b49cb

NOTE: ESX 3.0.0 is nearing its End-of-life (10/05/2007) users should upgrade to at least 3.0.1 and preferably the newest release available
f. Service console update for OpenLDAP

This patch provides a updated OpenLDAP package. A flaw could allow users with selfwrite access to modify the distinguished name of any user, instead of being limited to modify only their own distinguished name. (CVE-2006-4600)

ESX
---
VMware ESX 3.0.2 Download Patch Bundle ESX-1001727
www.vmware.com/support/vi3/doc/esx-1001727-patch.html
md5sum bd137cbf65b20dae3aaf422a559f92a1

VMware ESX 3.0.1 Download Patch Bundle ESX-1001693
www.vmware.com/support/vi3/doc/esx-1001693-patch.html
md5sum a11191b59761b6afb68ea73e9e6456d0

VMware ESX 3.0.0 Download Patch Bundle ESX-1001208
www.vmware.com/support/vi3/doc/esx-1001208-patch.html
md5sum f3e26b66682191e024a9b094a063837f

NOTE: ESX 3.0.0 is nearing its End-of-life (10/05/2007) users
should upgrade to at least 3.0.1 and preferably the newest
release available

NOTE: ESX 2.x doesen't ship OpenLDAP
g. Service console update for PAM

This patch provides an updated PAM package A vulnerability was found that could allow console users with access to certain device files to cause damage to recordable CD drives. Certain file permissions have now been modified to disallow access. (CVE-2004-0813)

A flaw was found with console device permissions. It was possible for various console devices to retain ownership of the previoius console user after logging out, which could result in leakage of information to an unauthorized user. (CVE-2007-1716)

ESX
---
VMware ESX 3.0.2 Download Patch Bundle ESX-1001728
www.vmware.com/support/vi3/doc/esx-1001728-patch.html
md5sum a33f0cc5b1cfc68683c4d8643c52775c

VMware ESX 3.0.1 Download Patch Bundle ESX-1001694
www.vmware.com/support/vi3/doc/esx-1001694-patch.html
md5sum 6ce5d882d6fe9e714ce48f719cefb182

VMware ESX 3.0.0 Download Patch Bundle ESX-1001209
www.vmware.com/support/vi3/doc/esx-1001209-patch.html
md5sum 1c7adad00a20f9e7ba1fbe1663ad4d66

NOTE: ESX 3.0.0 is nearing its End-of-life (10/05/2007) users should upgrade to at least 3.0.1 and preferably the newest release available
h. Service console update for GCC

This patch provides security fixes for the service console GNU Compiler Collection (GCC) packages that include C, C++, Java, Fortran 77, Objective C, and Ada 95 GNU compilers and related support libraries.
A flaw was found in the fastjar utility that could potentially allow a malicious user to create a JAR file which, if unpacked using fastjar, could write to any file that an authorized user had write access to. (CVE-2006-3619)

Thanks to Jürgen Weigert for identifying this issue.

ESX
---
VMware ESX 3.0.2 Download Patch Bundle ESX-1001729
www.vmware.com/support/vi3/doc/esx-1001729-patch.html
md5sum 1b2d32dc805971703bb2c8c047c6144a

VMware ESX 3.0.1 Download Patch Bundle ESX-8253547
www.vmware.com/support/vi3/doc/esx-8253547-patch.html
md5sum 90702b54fb6197a6680f141ad8c435fa

VMware ESX 3.0.0 Download Patch Bundle ESX-1001210
www.vmware.com/support/vi3/doc/esx-1001210-patch.html
md5sum c1fb76ac529966bf65cc98cc5e5e88bb

NOTE: ESX 3.0.0 is nearing its End-of-life (10/05/2007) users
should upgrade to at least 3.0.1 and preferably the newest
release available
i. Service Console update for GDB

This patch provides a security fix for the service console GNU debugger (GDB). GDB debugs programs written in C, C++, and other languages by executing them in a controlled fashion and also prints their data. Various vulnerabilities were found in GDB. These vulnerabilities might allow a malicious user to deceive a user into loading debugging information into GDB, enabling the execution of arbitrary code with the privileges of the user. (CVE-2006-4146)

ESX
---
VMware ESX 3.0.2 Download Patch Bundle ESX-1001730
www.vmware.com/support/vi3/doc/esx-1001730-patch.html
md5sum 7f91450c665065c9998a635bbe4c42db

VMware ESX 3.0.1 Download Patch Bundle ESX-8567382
www.vmware.com/support/vi3/doc/esx-8567382-patch.html
md5sum 230a7c7ceec8bd581110ef9303a480fc

VMware ESX 3.0.0 Download Patch Bundle ESX-1001211
www.vmware.com/support/vi3/doc/esx-1001211-patch.html
md5sum 3f30f6a1a28e6ff4c10d5e44864d327e

NOTE: ESX 3.0.0 is nearing its End-of-life (10/05/2007) users should upgrade to at least 3.0.1 and preferably the newest release available
4. Solution:
Please review the Patch notes for your product and version and verify the md5sum of your downloaded file.

ESX 3.0.1, ESX 3.0.0 patches and md5sums are listed in the above sections

ESX 2.5.4
www.vmware.com/support/esx25/doc/esx-254-200708-patch.html
md5sum 8f29f906e0f3c8605a203f914f36b3d1

ESX 2.5.3
www.vmware.com/support/esx25/doc/esx-253-200708-patch.html
md5sum 32ba19deb7af268ab357710145f8659b

NOTE: ESX 2.5.3 is nearing its End-of-life (10/05/2007) users should upgrade to at least 2.5.4 and preferably the newest release available.

ESX 2.1.3
www.vmware.com/support/esx21/doc/esx-213-200708-patch.html
md5sum 32f9f87a99c5c801dd61492a9d91dfe2

NOTE: ESX 2.1.3 is nearing its End-of-life (12/15/2007) users
should upgrade to at least 2.5.4 and preferably the newest
release available.

ESX 2.0.2
www.vmware.com/support/esx2/doc/esx-202-200708-patch.html
md5sum f36bb75b51f79e4ba2a2f01a71c3bb08

NOTE: ESX 2.0.2 is nearning its End-of-life (12/15/2007) users should upgrade to at least 2.5.4 and preferably the newest release available.

Workstation 6.0.1
-----------------
www.vmware.com/download/ws/

Windows release notes:
www.vmware.com/support/ws6/doc/releasenotes_ws6.html
Linux release notes:
www.vmware.com/support/ws6/doc/releasenotes_ws6.html

Workstation 5.5.5
-----------------
www.vmware.com/download/ws/ws5.html

Windows release notes:
www.vmware.com/support/ws55/doc/releasenotes_ws55.html
Linux release notes:
www.vmware.com/support/ws55/doc/releasenotes_ws55.html

Server 1.0.4
------------
www.vmware.com/download/server/
Release notes:
www.vmware.com/support/server/doc/releasenotes_server.html

ACE 2.0.1 and 1.0.4
-------------------
www.vmware.com/download/ace/

Windows Release notes:
www.vmware.com/support/ace2/doc/releasenotes_ace2.html

Player 2.0.1 and 1.0.5
----------------------
www.vmware.com/download/player/

Release notes Player 1.x:
www.vmware.com/support/player/doc/releasenotes_player.html
Release notes Player 2.0
www.vmware.com/support/player2/doc/releasenotes_player2.html

6. Contact:

E-mail list for product security notifications and announcements:
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This Security Advisory is posted to the following lists:

* security-announce@lists.vmware.com
* bugtraq@securityfocus.com
* full-disclosure@lists.grok.org.uk

E-mail: security@vmware.com

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