VMSA-2009-0013

VMware Fusion resolves two security issues

VMware Security Advisory
 
VMware Security Advisory Advisory ID:
  VMSA-2009-0013
VMware Security Advisory Synopsis:
  VMware Fusion resolves two security issues
VMware Security Advisory Issue date:
  2009-10-01
VMware Security Advisory Updated on:
  2009-10-01 (initial release of advisory)
VMware Security Advisory CVE numbers:
  CVE-2009-3281 CVE-2009-3282
1. Summary

VMware Fusion 2.0.6 addresses a denial of service and code execution vulnerability

2. Relevant releases

VMware Fusion 2.0.5 and earlier.

3. Problem Description

VMware Fusion is a product that allows you to seamlessly run your favorite Windows applications on any Intel-based Mac.

a. Kernel code execution vulnerability
An file permission problem in the vmx86 kernel extension allows for executing arbitrary code in the host system kernel context by an unprivileged user on the host system.

VMware would like to thank Neil Kettle of Convergent Network Solutions for reporting this issue to us.

The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CVE-2009-3281 to this issue.

b. Kernel denial of service vulnerability
An integer overflow vulnerability in the vmx86 kernel extension allows for a denial of service of the host by an unprivileged user on the host system.
VMware would like to thank Neil Kettle of Convergent Network Solutions for reporting this issue to us.
The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CVE-2009-3282 to this issue.
To remediate the above issues update your product using the table below.

VMware Product =============
Product Version =======
Running on =======
Replace with/ Apply Patch =================
VMware Product ============= VirtualCenter
Product Version ======= any
Running on ======= Windows
Replace with/ Apply Patch ================= not affected
VMware Product ============= Workstation
Product Version ======= 6.5.x
Running on ======= Windows
Replace with/ Apply Patch ================= not affected
VMware Product ============= Workstation
Product Version ======= 6.5.x
Running on ======= Linux
Replace with/ Apply Patch ================= not affected
VMware Product ============= Player
Product Version ======= 2.5.x
Running on ======= Windows
Replace with/ Apply Patch ================= not affected
VMware Product ============= Player
Product Version ======= 2.5.x
Running on ======= Linux
Replace with/ Apply Patch ================= not affected
VMware Product ============= ACE
Product Version ======= 2.5.x
Running on ======= any
Replace with/ Apply Patch ================= not affected
VMware Product ============= Server
Product Version ======= any
Running on ======= any
Replace with/ Apply Patch ================= not affected
VMware Product ============= Fusion
Product Version ======= any
Running on ======= Mac OS/X
Replace with/ Apply Patch ================= Fusion 2.0.6 build 196839
VMware Product ============= ESXi
Product Version ======= any
Running on ======= ESXi
Replace with/ Apply Patch ================= not affected
VMware Product ============= ESX
Product Version ======= any
Running on ======= ESX
Replace with/ Apply Patch ================= not affected
4. Solution

Please review the patch/release notes for your product and version
and verify the md5sum and/or the sha1sum of your downloaded file.

VMware Fusion 2.0.6 (for Intel-based Macs): Download including
VMware Fusion and a 12 month complimentary subscription to McAfee
VirusScan Plus 2009

md5sum: d35490aa8caa92e21339c95c77314b2f
sha1sum: 9c41985d754ac718032a47af8a3f98ea28fddb26

VMware Fusion 2.0.6 (for Intel-based Macs): Download including only
VMware Fusion software

md5sum: 2e8d39defdffed224c4bab4218cc6659
sha1sum: 453d54a2f37b257a0aad17c95843305250c7b6ef

Release notes www.vmware.com/support/fusion2/doc/releasenotes_fusion_206.html

6. Change log

2009-10-01  VMSA-2009-0013
Initial security advisory after release of Fusion 2.0.6 on 2009-10-01

7. Contact

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This Security Advisory is posted to the following lists:

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

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