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VMSA-2010-0006.1

ESX Service Console updates for samba and acpid

VMware Security Advisory
Advisory ID: VMSA-2010-0006.1
Synopsis: ESX Service Console updates for samba and acpid
Issue date: 2010-04-01
Updated on: 2010-10-25 (initial release of advisory)
CVE numbers: CVE-2009-2906, CVE-2009-1888, CVE-2009-2813, CVE-2009-2948, CVE-2009-0798
1. Summary
ESX Service Console updates for samba and acpid packages.
2. Relevant releases
VMware ESX 4.0.0 without patch ESX400-201003405-SG, ESX400-201003403-SG

Notes:

Effective May 2010, VMware's patch and update release program during Extended Support will be continued with the condition that all subsequent patch and update releases will be based on the latest baseline release version as of May 2010 (i.e. ESX 3.0.3 Update 1, ESX 3.5 Update 5, and VirtualCenter 2.5 Update 6). Refer to section "End of Product Availability FAQs" at http://www.vmware.com/support/policies/lifecycle/vi/faq.html for details.

Extended support for ESX 2.5.5 ends on 2010-06-15. Users should plan to upgrade to at least ESX 3.0.3 Update 1 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 Update 5 and preferably to the newest

3. Problem Description
a. Service Console update for samba to 3.0.33-3.15.el5_4.1
This update changes the samba packages to samba-client-3.0.33-3.15.el5_4.1 and samba-common-3.0.33-3.15.el5_4.1. These versions include fixes for security issues that were first fixed in samba-client-3.0.33-0.18.el4_8 and samba-common-3.0.33-0.18.el4_8.

The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures Project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the names CVE-2009-2906, CVE-2009-1888,CVE-2009-2813 and CVE-2009-2948 to these issues.

The following table lists what action remediates the vulnerability (column 4) if a solution is available.
VMware
Product
Product
verson
running
on
Replace With/
Apply Patch
============= ======== ======= =================
VirtualCenter any Windows not affected
hosted * any any not affected
ESXi any ESXi not affected
ESX 4.0 ESX ESX400-201003405-SG
ESX 3.5 ESX patch pending
ESX 3.0.3 ESX patch pending
ESX 2.5.5 ESX not patch planned
vMA 4.0 RHEL5 patch pending


* hosted products are VMware Workstation, Player, ACE, Server, Fusion.
b. Service Console update for acpid to1.0.4-9.el5_4.2
This updates changes the the acpid package to acpid-1.0.4-9.el5_4.2. This version includes the fix for a security issue that was first fixed in acpid-1.0.4-7.el5_4.1.

The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures Project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CVE-2009-0798 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
============= ======== ======= =================
VirtualCenter any Windows not affected
hosted * any any not affected
ESXi any ESXi not affected
ESX 4.0 ESX ESX400-201003403-SG
ESX 3.5 ESX not affected
ESX 3.0.3 ESX not affected
ESX 2.5.5 ESX not affected
vMA 4.0 RHEL5 patch pending

* hosted products are VMware Workstation, Player, ACE, Server, Fusion.
4. Solution
Please review the patch/release notes for your product and version and verify the md5sum of your downloaded file.

ESX 4.0
-------
https://hostupdate.vmware.com/software/VUM/OFFLINE/release-195-20100324-069238/ESX400-201003001.zip
md5sum: c7c0f287d5728289fe2903be48d8d501
sha1sum: d90badd89247ccc96a02001b6d697bf39fad9e7c
http://kb.vmware.com/kb/1019833

Note: ESX400-201003001 contains the following security bulletins
ESX400-201003403-SG, and ESX400-201003405-SG

To install an individual bulletin use esxupdate with the -b option.
esxupdate --bundle ESX400-201003403.zip -b ESX400-201003405-SG update
6. Change log
2010-04-01 VMSA-2010-0006
Initial security advisory after release of bulletins for ESX 4.0
on 2010-04-01.
2010-10-25 VMSA-2010-0006.1
ESX 2.5.5 End of Extended Support on 2010-06-15
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


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