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VMSA-2009-0015

VMware Security Advisory
Advisory ID: VMSA-2009-0015
Synopsis: VMware hosted products and ESX patches resolve two security issues
Issue date: 2009-10-27
Updated on: 2009-10-27 (initial release of advisory)
CVE numbers: CVE-2009-2267 CVE-2009-3733
1. Summary
VMware hosted products and ESX patches resolve two security issues.
2. Relevant releases

VMware Workstation 6.5.2 and earlier,

VMware Player 2.5.2 and earlier,

VMware ACE 2.5.2 and earlier,

VMware Server 2.0.1 and earlier,

VMware Server 1.0.9 and earlier,

VMware Fusion 2.0.5 and earlier,

VMware ESXi 4.0 without patch ESXi400-200909401-BG,

VMware ESXi 3.5 without patches ESXe350-200910401-I-SG,

ESXe350-200901401-I-SG,

VMware ESX 4.0 without patch ESX400-200909401-BG,

VMware ESX 3.5 without patches ESX350-200910401-SG

ESX350-200901401-SG,

VMware ESX 3.0.3 without patches ESX303-200910401-BG,

ESX303-200812406-BG,

VMware ESX 2.5.5 without Upgrade Patch 15.

Extended support for ESX 2.5.5 ends on 2010-06-15. Users should plan to upgrade to at least ESX 3.0.3 and preferably to the newest release available.

Extended support for ESX 3.0.3 ends on 2011-12-10. Users should plan to upgrade to at least ESX 3.5 and preferably to the newest release available.
3. Problem Description
a. Mishandled exception on page faults

An improper setting of the exception code on page faults may allow for local privilege escalation on the guest operating system. This vulnerability does not affect the host system.

VMware would like to thank Tavis Ormandy and Julien Tinnes of the Google Security Team for reporting this issue to us.

The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project ( cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CVE-2009-2267 to this issue.

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

VMware
Product
Product
Version
Running
on
Replace with/
Apply Patch
============= ======= ======= =================
VirtualCente any Windows not affected
       
Workstation 6.5.x any 6.5.3 build 185404 or later
       
Player 2.5.x any 2.5.3 build 185404 or later
       
ACE 2.5.x any 2.5.3 build 185404 or later
       
Server 2.x any 2.0.2 build 203138 or later
Server 1.x any 1.0.10 build 203137 or later
       
Fusion 2.x Mac OS/X 2.0.6 build 196839 or later
       
ESXi 4.0 ESXi ESXi400-200909401-BG
ESXi 3.5 ESXi ESXe350-200910401-I-SG
       
ESX 4.0x ESX ESX400-200909401-BG
ESX 3.5 ESX ESX350-200910401-SG
ESX 3.0.3 ESX ESX303-200910401-BG
ESX 2.5.5 ESX Upgrade Patch 15
b. Updated Service Console package net-snmp

A directory traversal vulnerability allows for remote retrieval of any file from the host system. In order to send a malicious request, the attacker will need to have access to the network on which the host resides.

VMware would like to thank Justin Morehouse and Jason Kratzer for independently reporting this issue to us.

The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project ( cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CVE-2009-3733 to this issue.

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

VMware
Product
Product
Version
Running
on
Replace with/
Apply Patch
============= ======= ======= =================
VirtualCente any Windows not affected
       
Workstation any any not affected
       
Player any any not affected
       
ACE any Windows not affected
       
Server 2.x Windows not affected
Server 2.x Linux 2.0.2 build 203138 or later
Server 1.x Windows not affected
Server 1.x Linux 1.0.10 build 203137 or later
       
Fusion 2.x Mac not affected
       
ESXi 4.0 ESXi not affected
ESXi 3.5 ESXi ESXe350-200901401-I-SG
       
ESX 4.0x ESX not affected
ESX 3.5 ESX ESX350-200901401-SG
ESX 3.0.3 ESX ESX303-200812406-BG
ESX 2.5.5 ESX not affected


Note: On ESX 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.
4. Solution

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

VMware Workstation 6.5.3
---------------------------
http://www.vmware.com/download/ws/
Release notes:
http://www.vmware.com/support/ws65/doc/releasenotes_ws653.html

For Windows

Workstation for Windows 32-bit and 64-bit
Windows 32-bit and 64-bit .exe
md5sum: 7565d16b7d7e0173b90c3b76ca4656bc
sha1sum: 9f687afd8b0f39cde40aeceb3213a91be487aad1

For Linux

Workstation for Linux 32-bit
Linux 32-bit .rpm
md5sum: 4d55c491bd008ded0ea19f373d1d1fd4
sha1sum: 1f43131c960e76a530390d3b6984c78dfc2da23e

Workstation for Linux 32-bit
Linux 32-bit .bundle
md5sum: d4a721c1918c0e8a87c6fa4bad49ad35
sha1sum: c0c6f9b56e70bd3ffdb5467ee176110e283a69e5

Workstation for Linux 64-bit
Linux 64-bit .rpm
md5sum: 72adfdb03de4959f044fcb983412ae7c
sha1sum: ba16163c8d9b5aa572526b34a7b63dc6e68f9bbb

Workstation for Linux 64-bit
Linux 64-bit .bundle
md5sum: 83e1f0c94d6974286256c4d3b559e854
sha1sum: 8763f250a3ac5fc4698bd26319b93fecb498d542

VMware Player 2.5.3
---------------------------
http://www.vmware.com/download/player/
Release notes:
http://www.vmware.com/support/player25/doc/releasenotes_player253.html

Player for Windows binary

http://download3.vmware.com/software/vmplayer/VMware-player-2.5.3-185404.exe
md5sum: fe28f193374c9457752ee16cd6cad4e7
sha1sum: 13bd3ff93c04fa272544d3ef6de5ae746708af04

Player for Linux (.rpm)

http://download3.vmware.com/software/vmplayer/VMware-Player-2.5.3-185404.i386.rpm
md5sum: c99cd65f19fdfc7651bcb7f328b73bc2
sha1sum: a33231b26e2358a72d16e1b4e2656a5873fe637e

Player for Linux (.bundle)

http://download3.vmware.com/software/vmplayer/VMware-Player-2.5.3-185404.i386.bundle
md5sum: 210f4cb5615bd3b2171bc054b9b2bac5
sha1sum: 2f6497890b17b37480165bab9f430e8645edae9b

Player for Linux - 64-bit (.rpm)

http://download3.vmware.com/software/vmplayer/VMware-Player-2.5.3-185404.x86_64.rpm
md5sum: f91576ef90b322d83225117ae9335968
sha1sum: f492fa9cf26ee2818f164aac04cde1680c25d974

Player for Linux - 64-bit (.bundle)

http://download3.vmware.com/software/vmplayer/VMware-Player-2.5.3-185404.x86_64.bundle
md5sum: 595d44d7945c129b1aeb679d2f001b05
sha1sum: acd69fcb0c6bc49fd4af748c65c7fb730ab1e8c4

VMware ACE 2.5.3
---------------------------
http://www.vmware.com/download/ace/
Release notes:
http://www.vmware.com/support/ace25/doc/releasenotes_ace253.html

ACE Management Server Virtual Appliance
AMS Virtual Appliance .zip
md5sum: 44cc7b86353047f02cf6ea0653e38418
sha1sum: 9f44b15e6681a6e58dd20784f829c68091a62cd1

VMware ACE for Windows 32-bit and 64-bit
Windows 32-bit and 64-bit .exe
md5sum: 0779da73408c5e649e0fd1c62d23820f
sha1sum: 2b2e4963adc89f3b642874685f490222523b63ef

ACE Management Server for Windows
Windows .exe
md5sum: 0779da73408c5e649e0fd1c62d23820f
sha1sum: 2b2e4963adc89f3b642874685f490222523b63ef

ACE Management Server for SUSE Enterprise Linux 9
SLES 9 .rpm
md5sum: a4fc92d7197f0d569361cdf4b8cca642
sha1sum: af8a135cca398cacaa82c8c3c325011c6cd3ed75

ACE Management Server for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4
RHEL 4 .rpm
md5sum: 841005151338c8b954f08d035815fd58
sha1sum: 67e48624dba20e6be9e41ec9a5aba407dd8cc01e

VMware Server 2.0.2
---------------------------
http://www.vmware.com/download/server/
Release notes:
http://www.vmware.com/support/server2/doc/releasenotes_vmserver202.html

VMware Server 2
Version 2.0.2 | 203138 - 10/26/09
507 MB EXE image VMware Server 2 for Windows Operating Systems. master installer file containing all Windows components of VMware Server.
md5sum: a6430bcc16ff7b3a29bb8da1704fc38a
sha1sum: 39683e7333732cf879ff0b34f66e693dde0e340b

VIX API 1.6 for Windows
Version 2.0.2 | 203138 - 10/26/09
37 MB image
md5sum: 827e65e70803ec65ade62dd27a74407a
sha1sum: a14281bc055271a19be3c88026e92304bc3f0e22

For Linux

VMware Server 2 for Linux Operating Systems.
Version 2.0.2 | 203138 - 10/26/09
37 MB TAR image
md5sum: 95ddea5a0579a35887bd15b083ffea20
sha1sum: 14cf12063a7480f240ccd96178ad4258cb26a747

VMware Server 2 for Linux Operating Systems 64-bit version.
Version 2.0.2 | 203138 - 10/26/09
452 MB RPM image
md5sum: 35c8b176601133749e4055e0034f8be6
sha1sum: e8dc842d89899df5cd3e1136af76f19ca5ccbece

The core application needed to run VMware Server 2, 64-bit version.
Version 2.0.2 | 203138 - 10/26/09
451 MB TAR image
md5sum: cc7aef813008eeb7150c21547d431b39
sha1sum: b65d3d46dc947fc7995bda354c4947afabd23474

VMware Server 1.0.10
---------------------------
http://www.vmware.com/download/server/
Release notes:
http://www.vmware.com/support/server/doc/releasenotes_server.html

VMware Server for Windows 32-bit and 64-bit

http://download3.vmware.com/software/vmserver/VMware-server-installer-1.0.10-203137.exe
md5sum: 867abd4843f88908ba2dbaf4547a1190
sha1sum: 780e61ac190dd2b6524c8c7792564b7548c4d5a1

VMware Server Windows client package

http://download3.vmware.com/software/vmserver/VMware-server-win32-client-1.0.10-203137.zip
md5sum: f7a4eb7f48e42b9040a73721e6d61b7f
sha1sum: 3a209d0fc86dbc69881614fdeb084e9c7d343f5a

VMware Server for Linux

http://download3.vmware.com/software/vmserver/VMware-server-1.0.10-203137.tar.gz
md5sum: eb127d30dbd5f7f08e5d129d68cb0d21
sha1sum: f21ed65a500b2176166d90ed2821892ce1cb1fd5

VMware Server for Linux rpm

http://download3.vmware.com/software/vmserver/VMware-server-1.0.10-203137.i386.rpm
md5sum: fd4416bcc1c53d83b493b9d941a4701c
sha1sum: aba35050f23cfbe027e004547559e78a38bcb6a1

Management Interface

http://download3.vmware.com/software/vmserver/VMware-mui-1.0.10-203137.tar.gz
md5sum: 0f01e9bdeee3fa2aa84f87f66b69dc83
sha1sum: 3b6a5b222cece1de97e9513717e25178e79707e6

VMware Server Linux client package

http://download3.vmware.com/software/vmserver/VMware-server-linux-client-1.0.10-203137.zip
md5sum: 542c5aa052c9a197c4f5eeca6c3d88cc
sha1sum: 3f92c98153f5d9dcbbcd0cd524683a6832aaa10e

VMware Fusion 2.0.6
---------------------------
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

ESXi
---------------------------
ESXi 3.5 patch ESXe350-200901401-I-SG
Download link:
http://download3.vmware.com/software/vi/ESXe350-200901401-O-SG.zip
md5sum: 588dc7bfdee4e4c5ac626906c37fc784
http://kb.vmware.com/kb/1006661

NOTE: The three ESXi patches for Firmware "I", VMware Tools "T," and the VI Client "C" are contained in a single offline "O" download file

ESX
---------------------------
ESX 3.5 patch ESX350-200901401-SG (VMDK)
Download link:
http://download3.vmware.com/software/vi/ESX350-200901401-SG.zip
md5sum: 2769ac30078656b01ca1e2fdfa3230e9
http://kb.vmware.com/kb/1006651

ESX 3.5 patch ESX350-200901409-SG (net-snmp)
Download link:
http://download3.vmware.com/software/vi/ESX350-200901409-SG.zip
md5sum: 2c75cd848d9f3c51619b9a7bd60d20a3
http://kb.vmware.com/kb/1006659

ESX 3.5 patch ESX350-200901410-SG (libxml2)
Download link:
http://download3.vmware.com/software/vi/ESX350-200901410-SG.zip
md5sum: 061f96373244e7eab3f0d5fe2415ce91
http://kb.vmware.com/kb/1006660

ESX 3.0.3 patch ESX303-200901405-SG (net-snmp)
Download link:
http://download3.vmware.com/software/vi/ESX303-200901405-SG.zip
md5sum: 9983b63a1e2dc7fb3d80f0021c1c347c
http://kb.vmware.com/kb/1007681

ESX 3.0.3 patch ESX303-200901406-SG (libxml2)
Download link:
http://download3.vmware.com/software/vi/ESX303-200901406-SG.zip
md5sum: 2d5a827ccaf406a54dd3a5affee39db0
http://kb.vmware.com/kb/1007682

ESX 3.0.2 patch ESX-1007673 (net-snmp)
Download link:
http://download3.vmware.com/software/vi/ESX-1007673.tgz
md5sum: af4a36d2b4d731177210c789df844974
http://kb.vmware.com/kb/1007673

ESX 3.0.2 patch ESX-1007674 (libxml2)
Download link:
http://download3.vmware.com/software/vi/ESX-1007674.tgz
md5sum: fb4b5e9a03dea5b9e24cc0766ddd2581
http://kb.vmware.com/kb/1007674

ESX 2.5.5 Upgrade Patch 12 Build 142709
Download link:
www.vmware.com/support/esx25/doc/esx-255-142709-patch.html
http://download3.vmware.com/software/esx/esx-2.5.5-142709-upgrade.tar.gz
md5sum: 2a0bd5cc3591b1f6b04616fa2c97f78c
6. Change log

2009-10-27 VMSA-2009-0015
Initial security advisory after release of Server 1.0.10, Server 2.0.2 and Upgrade Patch 15 for ESX 2.5.5 on 2009-10-27. The versions of Workstation, Player, ACE, Fusion, and patches for ESXi 4.0, ESXi 3.5, ESX 4.0, ESX 3.5, ESX 3.0.3 mentioned above have already been released.
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 at lists.vmware.com
  • bugtraq at securityfocus.com
  • full-disclosure at lists.grok.org.uk

E-mail: security at vmware.com
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