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VMSA-2009-0014.3

VMware ESX patches for DHCP, Service Console kernel, and JRE resolve multiple security issues

VMware Security Advisory
Advisory ID: VMSA-2009-0014.3
Synopsis: VMware ESX patches for DHCP, Service Console kernel, and JRE resolve multiple security issues
Issue date: 2009-10-16
Updated on: 2010-01-06
CVE numbers: CVE-2009-0692 CVE-2009-1893 CVE-2009-0692
CVE-2008-4210 CVE-2008-3275 CVE-2008-5356
CVE-2008-0598 CVE-2008-2136 CVE-2008-2812
CVE-2007-6063 CVE-2008-3525 CVE-2008-2086
CVE-2008-5347 CVE-2008-5348 CVE-2008-5349
CVE-2008-5350 CVE-2008-5351 CVE-2008-5352
CVE-2008-5353 CVE-2008-5354 CVE-2008-5357
CVE-2008-5358 CVE-2008-5359 CVE-2008-5360
CVE-2008-5339 CVE-2008-5342 CVE-2008-5344
CVE-2008-5345 CVE-2008-5346 CVE-2008-5340
CVE-2008-5341 CVE-2008-5343 CVE-2008-5355
CVE-2009-1093 CVE-2009-1094 CVE-2009-1095
CVE-2009-1096 CVE-2009-1097 CVE-2009-1098
CVE-2009-1099 CVE-2009-1100 CVE-2009-1101
CVE-2009-1102 CVE-2009-1103 CVE-2009-1104
CVE-2009-1105 CVE-2009-1106 CVE-2009-1107
1. Summary
Updated DHCP and Kernel packages for ESX 3.5 and ESX 3.0.3 and
updated Java JRE packages for ESX 3.5 address several security issues.
2. Relevant releases

ESX 4.0 without patch ESX400-200912404-SG

ESX 3.5 without patches ESX350-200910406-SG, ESX350-200910401-SG,
ESX350-200910403-SG
ESX 3.0.3 without patch ESX303-200910402-SG
3. Problem Description
a. Service Console update for DHCP and third party library update for DHCP client.

DHCP is an Internet-standard protocol by which a computer can be
connected to a local network, ask to be given configuration
information, and receive from a server enough information to
configure itself as a member of that network.

A stack-based buffer overflow in the script_write_params method in
ISC DHCP dhclient allows remote DHCP servers to execute arbitrary
code via a crafted subnet-mask option.

The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures Project (cve.mitre.org)
has assigned the name CVE-2009-0692 to this issue.

An insecure temporary file use flaw was discovered in the DHCP
daemon's init script ("/etc/init.d/dhcpd"). A local attacker could
use this flaw to overwrite an arbitrary file with the output of the
"dhcpd -t" command via a symbolic link attack, if a system
administrator executed the DHCP init script with the "configtest",
"restart", or "reload" option.

The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures Project (cve.mitre.org)
has assigned the name CVE-2009-1893 to this issue.

The following table lists what action remediates the vulnerability
in the Service Console (column 4) if a solution is available.

VMware Product Running Replace with/
Product Version on Apply Patch
============= ======= ======= =================
vCenter any Windows not affected
       
hosted * any any not affected
       
ESXi any ESXi not affected
       
ESX 4.0 ESX not affected
ESX 3.5 ESX ESX350-200910406-SG
ESX 3.0.3 ESX ESX303-200910402-SG
ESX 2.5.5 ESX not affected


ESX 3.5 and later have a DHCP client component outside of the
Service Console. The following table lists what action remediates
the vulnerability in this component (column 4) if a solution is
available.

VMware Product Running Replace with/
Product Version on Apply Patch
============= ======= ======= =================
vCenter any Windows not affected
       
hosted * any any not affected
       
ESXi 4.0 ESXi ESXi400-200911201-UG
ESXi 3.5 ESXi not affected
       
ESX 4.0 ESX ESX400-200912404-SG
ESX 3.5 ESX ESX350-200910401-SG
ESX 3.0.3 ESX not affected
ESX 2.5.5 ESX not affected


* hosted products are VMware Workstation, Player, ACE, Server, Fusion.
b. Updated Service Console package kernel

Service Console package kernel update to version
kernel-2.4.21-58.EL.

The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org)
has assigned the names CVE-2008-4210, CVE-2008-3275, CVE-2008-0598,
CVE-2008-2136, CVE-2008-2812, CVE-2007-6063, CVE-2008-3525 to the
security issues fixed in kernel-2.4.21-58.EL

The following table lists what action remediates the vulnerability
(column 4) if a solution is available.

VMware Product Running Replace with/
Product Version on Apply Patch
============= ======= ======= =================
vCenter any Windows not applicable
       
hosted * any any not applicable
       
ESXi any ESXi not applicable
       
ESX 4.0 ESX not applicable
ESX 3.5 ESX ESX350-200910401-SG
ESX 3.0.3 ESX affected, no update planned
ESX 2.5.5 ESX not applicable


* hosted products are VMware Workstation, Player, ACE, Server, Fusion.
c. JRE Security Update

JRE update to version 1.5.0_18, which addresses multiple security
issues that existed in earlier releases of JRE.

The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has
assigned the following names to the security issues fixed in
JRE 1.5.0_17: CVE-2008-2086, CVE-2008-5347, CVE-2008-5348,
CVE-2008-5349, CVE-2008-5350, CVE-2008-5351, CVE-2008-5352,
CVE-2008-5353, CVE-2008-5354, CVE-2008-5356, CVE-2008-5357,
CVE-2008-5358, CVE-2008-5359, CVE-2008-5360, CVE-2008-5339,
CVE-2008-5342, CVE-2008-5344, CVE-2008-5345, CVE-2008-5346,
CVE-2008-5340, CVE-2008-5341, CVE-2008-5343, and CVE-2008-5355.

The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has
assigned the following names to the security issues fixed in
JRE 1.5.0_18: CVE-2009-1093, CVE-2009-1094, CVE-2009-1095,
CVE-2009-1096, CVE-2009-1097, CVE-2009-1098, CVE-2009-1099,
CVE-2009-1100, CVE-2009-1101, CVE-2009-1102, CVE-2009-1103,
CVE-2009-1104, CVE-2009-1105, CVE-2009-1106, and CVE-2009-1107.

The following table lists what action remediates the vulnerability
(column 4) if a solution is available.

VMware Product Running Replace with/
Product Version on Apply Patch
============= ======= ======= =================
vCenter 4.0 Windows see VMSA-2009-0016
VirtualCenter 2.5 Windows affected, patch pending **
VirtualCenter 2.0.2 Windows affected, no patch planned
       
Workstation any any not affected
Player any any not affected
       
Server 2.0 any affected, no patch planned
Server 1.0 any not affected
       
ACE any any not affected
       
Fusion any any not affected
       
ESXi any ESXi not affected
       
ESX 4.0 ESX see VMSA-2009-0016
ESX 3.5 ESX ESX350-200910403-SG
ESX 3.0.3 ESX affected, patch pending
ESX 2.5.5 ESX not affected


** JRE will be updated to version 1.5.0_20 in the next update release

Notes: These vulnerabilities can be exploited remotely only if the
attacker has access to the Service Console network.

Security best practices provided by VMware recommend that the
Service Console be isolated from the VM network. Please see
http://www.vmware.com/resources/techresources/726 for more
information on VMware security best practices.

The currently installed version of JRE depends on your patch
deployment history.
4. Solution

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

ESXi
----
ESXi400-200911201-UG (DHCP)
ESXi-4.0.0-update01.zip
md5sum: c6fdd6722d9e5cacb280bdcc2cca0627
sha1sum: de9d4875f86b6493f9da991a8cff37784215db2e
http://kb.vmware.com/kb/1014886

ESX 4.0
-------
ESX400-200912404-SG (DHCP)
http://download3.vmware.com/software/vi/ESX400-200912001.zip XXXXX
md5sum: 78c6cf139b7941dc736c9d3a41deae77
sha1sum: 36df3a675fbd3c8c8830f00637e37ee716bdac59
http://kb.vmware.com/kb/1016294

To install an individual bulletin use esxupdate with the -b option.
esxupdate --bundle=ESX400-200912001.zip -b ESX400-200912404-SG
update

ESX 3.5
-------
ESX350-200910406-SG (DHCP Service Console)
http://download3.vmware.com/software/vi/ESX350-200910406-SG.zip
md5sum: dab682b1e3897fd43e2e7f90aa1156fc
sha1sum: 0962718f65d4c2f76657369ada4a61848253174e
http://kb.vmware.com/kb/1013129

ESX350-200910401-SG (DHCP third party library, kernel)
http://download3.vmware.com/software/vi/ESX350-200910401-SG.zip
md5sum: 73435b0495a61b00bedbead140b2a262
sha1sum: a957d57cf0df58d8a40759dce62efbf12a6c229c
http://kb.vmware.com/kb/1013124

ESX350-200910403-SG (JRE)
http://download3.vmware.com/software/vi/ESX350-200910403-SG.zip
md5sum: 0e90be5bd6aa986dc2356563e809a54f
sha1sum: a5968cf6db78e28d79a4fd0b4df172cadf0f7129
http://kb.vmware.com/kb/1013126

ESX 3.0.3
---------
ESX303-200910402-SG (DHCP Service Console)
http://download3.vmware.com/software/vi/ESX303-200910402-SG.zip
md5sum: 59a090cf37971e7f13385b9f53cdf3ca
sha1sum: 3af9cf1b15dc151bce06c89cc0d81e1a7cf9c80e
http://kb.vmware.com/kb/1014758
5. References

CVE numbers
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2009-0692
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2009-1893
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-4210
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-3275
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-0598
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-2136
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-2812
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2007-6063
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-3525
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-2086
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-5347
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-5348
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-5349
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-5350
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-5351
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-5352
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-5353
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-5354
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-5356
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-5357
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-5358
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-5359
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-5360
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-5339
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-5342
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-5344
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-5345
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-5346
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-5340
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-5341
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-5343
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-5355
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2009-1093
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2009-1094
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2009-1095
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2009-1096
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2009-1097
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2009-1098
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2009-1099
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2009-1100
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2009-1101
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2009-1102
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2009-1103
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2009-1104
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2009-1105
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2009-1106
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2009-1107
6. Change log

2009-10-16 VMSA-2009-0014
Initial security advisory after release of ESX 3.5 patch 18 and
ESX 3.0.3 patch 11 on 2009-10-16.
2009-11-20 VMSA-2009-0014.1
Updated after release of vCenter and ESX Update 1 on 2009-11-19.
2010-01-06 VMSA-2009-0014.2
Updated after release of ESX 4.0 patch for ESX400-200912404-SG
on 2010-01-06.
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