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VMSA-2012-0005.4

VMware Security Advisory
Advisory ID: VMSA-2012-0005.4
Synopsis: VMware vCenter Server, Orchestrator, Update Manager, vShield, vSphere Client, Workstation, Player, ESXi and ESX address several security issues
Issue date: 2012-03-15
Updated on: 2012-12-20
CVE numbers: CVE-2012-1508, CVE-2012-1509, CVE-2012-1510, CVE-2012-1512,
CVE-2012-1513, CVE-2012-1514, CVE-2011-3190, CVE-2011-3375,
CVE-2012-0022, CVE-2010-0405
--- JRE ---
See references
1. Summary
VMware vCenter Server, Orchestrator, Update Manager, vShield, vSphere Client, Workstation,
Player, ESXi and ESX address several security issues
2. Relevant releases

VMware Workstation 7.1.4

VMware Player 3.1.4

VMware vCenter Server 5.0

VMware vCenter Server 4.1 Update 2 and earlier

VMware vCenter Server 4.0 Update 3 and earlier

The download for vCenter Server includes vSphere Update Manager

VMware vCenter Server 4.0 Update 3 and earlier

VMware vSphere Client 5.0
VMware vSphere Client 4.1 Update 1 and earlier

VMware vCenter Orchestrator 4.2
VMware vCenter Orchestrator 4.1 Update 1 and earlier
VMware vCenter Orchestrator 4.0 Update 3 and earlier

VMware vShield Manager 4.1 Update 1
VMware vShield Manager 1.0 Update 1

VMware Update Manager 5.0

ESXi 5.0 without patches ESXi500-201203101-SG, ESXi500-201112402-BG
ESXi 4.1 without patch ESXi410-201110202-UG
ESXi 4.0 without patch ESXi400-201110402-BG

ESX 4.1 without patch ESX410-201110201-SG, ESX410-201208101-SG
ESX 4.0 without patch ESX400-201110401-SG
3. Problem Description
a. VMware Tools Display Driver Privilege Escalation
The VMware XPDM and WDDM display drivers contain buffer overflow vulnerabilities and the XPDM display driver does not properly check for NULL pointers. Exploitation of these issues may lead to local privilege escalation on Windows-based Guest Operating Systems.

VMware would like to thank Tarjei Mandt for reporting theses issues to us.

The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project ( cve.mitre.org) has assigned the names CVE-2012-1509 (XPDM buffer overrun), CVE-2012-1510 (WDDM buffer overrun) and CVE-2012-1508 (XPDM null pointer dereference) to these issues.

Note: CVE-2012-1509 doesn't affect ESXi and ESX.

Column 4 of the following table lists the action required to remediate the vulnerability in each release, if a solution is available.

VMware Product Running Replace with/
Product * Version on Apply Patch **
============= ======= ======= =================
vCenter any Windows not affected
       
Workstation 8.x any not affected
Workstation 7.x any 7.1.4 or later
       
Player 4.x any not affected
Player 3.x any 3.1.4 or later
       
Fusion 4.x Mac OS/X not affected
       
ESXi 5.0 ESXi ESXi500-201112402-BG
ESXi 4.1 ESXi ESXi410-201110202-UG
ESXi 4.0 ESXi ESXi400-201110402-BG
ESXi 3.5 ESXi not affected
       
ESX 4.1 ESX ESX410-201110201-SG
ESX 4.0 ESX ESX400-201110401-SG
ESX 3.5 ESX not affected

* Remediation for VMware View is described in VMSA-2012-0004.

** Notes on updating VMware Guest Tools:

After the update or patch is applied, VMware Guest Tools must be updated in any pre-existing Windows based Guest Operating System. The XPDM and WDDM drivers are part of Tools.


Windows-Based Virtual Machines that have moved to Workstation 8 or Player 4 from a lower version of Workstation or Player are affected unless:


  • They were moved from Workstation 7.1.5 or Player 3.1.5, and
  • the Tools version was updated before the move.


Windows-Based Virtual Machines that have moved to Fusion 4 from a lower version of Fusion are affected.


b. vSphere Client internal browser input validation vulnerability
The vSphere Client has an internal browser that renders html pages from log file entries. This browser doesn’t properly sanitize input and may run script that is introduced into the log files. In order for the script to run, the user would need to open an individual, malicious log file entry. The script would run with the permissions of the user that runs the vSphere Client.

VMware would like to thank Edward Torkington for reporting this issue to us.

The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project ( cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CVE-2012-1512 to this issue.

In order to remediate the issue, the vSphere Client of the vSphere 5.0 Update 1 release or the vSphere 4.1 Update 2 release needs to be installed. The vSphere Clients that come with vSphere 4.0 and vCenter Server 2.5 are not affected.
c. vCenter Orchestrator Password Disclosure
The vCenter Orchestrator (vCO) Web Configuration tool reflects back the vCenter Server password as part of the webpage. This might allow the logged-in vCO administrator to retrieve the vCenter Server password.

VMware would like to thank Alexey Sintsov from Digital Security Research Group for reporting this issue to us.

The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project ( cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CVE-2012-1513 to this issue.

VMware Product Running Replace with/
Product Version on Apply Patch
============= ======= ======= =================
vCO 4.2 Windows vCO 4.2 Update 1
vCO 4.1 Windows vCO 4.1 Update 2
vCO 4.0 Windows vCO 4.0 Update 4

d. vShield Manager Cross-Site Request Forgery vulnerability
The vShield Manager (vSM) interface has a Cross-Site Request Forgery vulnerability. If an attacker can convince an authenticated user to visit a malicious link, the attacker may force the victim to forward an authenticated request to the server.

VMware would like to thank Frans Pehrson of Xxor AB ( www.xxor.se) and Claudio Criscione for independently reporting this issue to us.

The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project ( cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CVE-2012-1514 to this issue.

VMware Product Running Replace with/
Product Version on Apply Patch
============= ======= ======= =================
vSM 5.0 Linux not affected
vSM 4.1 Linux vSM 4.1.0 Update 2
vSM 4.0 Linux vSM 1.0.1 Update 2

e. vCenter Update Manager, Oracle (Sun) JRE update 1.6.0_30
Oracle (Sun) JRE is updated to version 1.6.0_30, which addresses multiple security issues that existed in earlier releases of Oracle (Sun) JRE.

Oracle has documented the CVE identifiers that are addressed in JRE 1.6.0_29 and JRE 1.6.0_30 in the Oracle Java SE Critical Patch Update Advisory of October 2011. The References section provides a link to this advisory.

Column 4 of the following table lists the action required to remediate the vulnerability in each release, if a solution is available.

VMware Product Running Replace with/
Product Version on Apply Patch
============= ======= ======= =================
vCenter 5.0 Windows See VMSA-2012-0013
vCenter 4.1 Windows See VMSA-2012-0013
vCenter 4.0 Windows not applicable **
vCenter 2.5 Windows not applicable **
       
Update Manager 5.0 Windows Update Manager 5.0 Update 1
Update Manager 4.1 Windows not applicable **
Update Manager 4.0 Windows not applicable **
       
hosted * any any not affected
       
ESXi any ESXi not applicable
       
ESX 4.1 ESX See VMSA-2012-0013
ESX 4.0 ESX not applicable **
ESX 3.5 ESX not applicable **


* hosted products are VMware Workstation, Player, ACE, Fusion.

** this product uses the Oracle (Sun) JRE 1.5.0 family
f. vCenter Server Apache Tomcat update 6.0.35
Apache Tomcat has been updated to version 6.0.35 to address multiple security issues.

The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project ( cve.mitre.org) has assigned the names CVE-2011-3190, CVE-2011-3375, and CVE-2012-0022 to these issues.

VMware Product Running Replace with/
Product Version on Apply Patch
============= ======= ======= =================
vCenter 5.0 Windows vCenter 5.0 Update 1
vCenter 4.1 Windows vCenter 4.1 Update 3
vCenter 4.0 Windows vCenter 4.0 Update 4a
vCenter 2.5 Windows not applicable **
       
hosted * any any not affected
       
ESXi any ESXi not applicable
       
ESX 4.1 ESX ESX410-201208101-SG
ESX 4.0 ESX ESX400-201209401-SG
ESX 3.5 ESX not applicable **


* hosted products are VMware Workstation, Player, ACE, Fusion.

** this product uses the Apache Tomcat 5.5 family
g. ESXi update to third party component bzip2
The bzip2 library is updated to version 1.0.6, which resolves a security issue.

The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project ( cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CVE-2010-0405 to this issue.

VMware Product Running Replace with/
Product Version on Apply Patch
============= ======= ======= =================
vCenter any Windows not affected
       
hosted * any any not affected
       
ESXi 5.0 ESXi ESXi500-201203101-SG
ESXi 4.1 ESXi not affected
ESXi 4.0 ESXi not affected
ESXi 3.5 ESXi not affected
       
ESX any ESX not applicable


* hosted products are VMware Workstation, Player, ACE, Fusion.
4. Solution

 

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

VMware Workstation 7.1.5
---------------------------
http://www.vmware.com/go/downloadworkstation

Release notes:
https://www.vmware.com/support/ws71/doc/releasenotes_ws715.html

VMware Workstation for Windows 32-bit and 64-bit with VMware Tools
md5sum: 40a0a39377a6ba804d5e76e59449d51f
sha1sum: 25462e18bf9439876c63948415f7ba7b09baa8e6

VMware Workstation for Linux 32-bit with VMware Tools
md5sum: 9c9b4d7a749f1baa485f26e6f366c070
sha1sum: 31033424656b8eaaa814f3e9c3b5b9c5c53b783b

VMware Workstation for Linux 64-bit with VMware Tools
md5sum: 482b8b2890f75488addfc31418031864
sha1sum: b1f73650f70c94249e5add5d9516d0e45c4ae87d

VMware Player 3.1.5
---------------------------
http://www.vmware.com/go/downloadplayer

Release notes:


VMware Player for 32-bit and 64-bit Windows
md5sum: fcc91227963e58efcb63fb791d2fd813
sha1sum: d39d9da694c22530a7fa701e3ded6cccdc3ea390

VMware Player for 32-bit Linux
md5sum: c96867c8093d23065bed7e71e020bb19
sha1sum: 4156bdfb7f679114671b416d178028fdc4d3beb4

VMware Player for 64-bit Linux
md5sum: 1ec954f1baaf6a60e451979b5e88f2d6
sha1sum: a253a486d6c6848620de200ef1837ced903daa1c


vCenter Server 5.0 Update 1
---------------------------
The download for vCenter Server includes vSphere Update Manager, vSphere Client,
and vCenter Orchestrator
Download link:
http://downloads.vmware.com/d/info/datacenter_cloud_infrastructure/vmware_vsphere/5_0

Release Notes:
vSphere vCenter Server
https://www.vmware.com/support/pubs/vsphere-esxi-vcenter-server-pubs.html
https://www.vmware.com/support/pubs/vum_pubs.html

File: VMware-VIMSetup-all-5.0.0-639890.iso
md5sum:f860ac4b618e2562ebffa2318446fa5b
sha1sum:62830e3061b983e98944ae6d9d3b2e820cebe270

File: VMware-VIMSetup-all-5.0.0-639890.zip
md5sum:a8bdde277aeeffc382ec210acf510479
sha1sum:0b675a47349fdc09104c62ad84bd302846213fc8

vCenter Server 4.1 Update 3
---------------------------
The download for vCenter Server includes vSphere Update Manager,vSphere Client,
and vCenter Orchestrator

Download link:
http://downloads.vmware.com/d/info/datacenter_cloud_infrastructure/vmware_vsphere/4_1

Release Notes:
https://www.vmware.com/support/vsphere4/doc/vsp_vc41_u3_rel_notes.html

VMware-VIMSetup-all-4.1.0-816786.iso
md5sum: c1fd9189783e615fec4864ff6b8c86bd
sha1sum: 38c03ac195939bd23da666b9ee98ef7c9c912a55

VMware-VIMSetup-all-4.1.0-816786.zip
md5sum: d20705520fc4b5bccd71b060283e5b59
sha1sum: ea2a84544cd6cd29447c4ce905111e7dfc62f4cd

vCenter Server 4.0 Update 4
---------------------------
The download for vCenter Server includes vCenter Orchestrator.

Download link:
http://downloads.vmware.com/d/info/datacenter_cloud_infrastructure/vmware_vsphere/4_0

Release Notes:
http://downloads.vmware.com/support/pubs/vs_pages/vsp_pubs_esx40_vc40.html

File: VMware-VIMSetup-all-4.0.0-502539.iso
md5sum: b418ff3d394f91b418271b6b93dfd6bd
sha1sum: 56c2ec60f8b8a734a8312d9e38d5d70cd20c0927

File: VMware-VIMSetup-all-4.0.0-502539.zip
md5sum: 2acfadde1ec0cd6d37063d87246d6942
sha1sum: ea1f3a3cb178f23fc2cf49bfc1450d10e5f699f8


vCenter Server 4.0 Update 4a
---------------------------
The download for vCenter Server includes vSphere Update Manager, vSphere Client,
and vCenter Orchestrator

Download link:
http://downloads.vmware.com/d/info/datacenter_cloud_infrastructure/vmware_vsphere/4_0

Release Notes:
https://www.vmware.com/support/vsphere4/doc/vsp_vc40_u4a_rel_notes.html

File: VMware-VIMSetup-all-4.0.0-818020.iso
md5sum: aa362485d8a9d4ad9dc4a647aba6701e
sha1sum: c37c1e0983e5b3011a1d27fa58602150427dc466

File: VMware-VIMSetup-all-4.0.0-818020.zip
md5sum: 531af0519e4c36fafab990447b55198b
sha1sum: 8fb39414d034127de0052adf00e3356cc04593ed


vCenter Server 4.1 Update 2
---------------------------
The download for vCenter Server includes vSphere Client and vCenterOrchestrator.

Download link:
http://downloads.vmware.com/d/info/datacenter_cloud_infrastructure/vmware_vsphere/4_1

Release Notes:
http://downloads.vmware.com/support/pubs/vs_pages/vsp_pubs_esx41_vc41.html

File: VMware-VIMSetup-all-4.1.0-493063.iso
md5sum: d132326846a85bfc9ebbc53defeee6e1
sha1sum: 192c3e5d2a10bbe53c025cc7eedb3133a23e0541

File: VMware-VIMSetup-all-4.1.0-493063.zip
md5sum: 7fd7b09e501bd8fde52649b395491222
sha1sum: 46dd00e7c594ac672a5d7c3c27d15be2f5a5f1f1


vShield Manager 4.1.0 Update 2
---------------------------
The download for VMware vShield App contains vShield Manager

Download link:
http://www.vmware.com/download/download.do?downloadGroup=VSHIELD_APP10U2

Release Notes:
https://www.vmware.com/support/vshield/doc/releasenotes_vshield_410U2.html

File: VMware-vShield-Manager-upgrade-bundle-4.1.0U2-576124.tar.gz
md5sum:9a80fc347bc4a19ad0fd4c9fcb4ab475
sha1sum:f5780c1615da0493d0955a1343876c4111d85203


vShield Zones 1.0 Update 2
---------------------------
The download for VMware vShield Zones contains vShield Manager

Download link:
http://www.vmware.com/download/download.do?downloadGroup=ZONES10U2

Release Notes
https://www.vmware.com/support/vsz/doc/releasenotes_vsz_10U2.html

File: VMware-vShieldZones-1.0U2-638154.exe
md5sum:73515f4732c3a1ecc91ef21a504ca6d9
sha1sum:ed4d858e1c05f54679ba99b739270c054efaf63e


ESXi and ESX
---------------------------
http://downloads.vmware.com/go/selfsupport-download


ESXi 5.0
---------------------------
update-from-esxi5.0-5.0_update01
md5sum: 55c25bd990e2881462bc5b66fb5f6c39
sha1sum: ecd871bb09b649c6c8c13de82d579d4b7dcadc88
http://kb.vmware.com/kb/2011432
update-from-esxi5.0-5.0_update01 contains ESXi500-201203101-SG

ESXi500-201112001
md5sum: 107ec1cf6ee1d5d5cb8ea5c05b05cc10
sha1sum: aff63c8a170508c8c0f21a60d1ea75ef1922096d
http://kb.vmware.com/kb/2007672
ESXi500-201112001 contains ESXi500-201112402-BG

Note: subsequent ESXi releases are cumulative and ESXi500-201203101-SG
includes the security fixes that are present in ESXi500-201112402-BG


ESXi 4.1
---------------------------
update-from-esxi4.1-4.1_update02
md5sum: 57e34b500ce543d778f230da1d44e412
sha1sum: 52f4378e2f1a29c908493182ccbde91d58b4112f
http://kb.vmware.com/kb/2002341
update-from-esxi4.1-4.1_update02 contains ESXi410-201110202-UG

 

ESXi 4.0
---------------------------
ESXi400-201110001
md5sum: fd47b5e2b7ea1db79a2e0793d4c9d9d3
sha1sum: 759d4fa6da6eb49f41def68e3bd66e80c9a7032b
http://kb.vmware.com/kb/1039199
ESXi400-201110001 contains ESXi400-201110402-BG



ESX 4.1
---------------------------
File: update-from-esx4.1-4.1_update3.zip
md5sum: a4a45aba880d64210badade8d7c81904
sha1sum: 4ed1ef2b56fa30deec999916367ab278dc5b1840
http://kb.vmware.com/kb/2020362
update-from-esx4.1-4.1_update03 contains ESX410-201208101-SG

update-from-esx4.1-4.1_update02
md5sum: 96189a6de3797e28b153f89e01d5a15b
sha1sum: b1823d39d0e4536a421fb933f02380bae7ee7a5d
http://kb.vmware.com/kb/2002303
update-from-esx4.1-4.1_update02 contains ESX410-201110201-SG



ESX 4.0
---------------------------
ESX400-201209001
md5sum: 7faa79ea8d458e994db308933424a0ee
sha1sum: 8f798a233cc28b203c3c8e0d44a1287af6c1ceb8
http://kb.vmware.com/kb/2019661
ESX400-201209001 contains ESX400-201209401-SG

ESX400-201110001
md5sum: 0ce9cc285ea5c27142c9fdf273443d78
sha1sum: fdb5482b2bf1e9c97f2814255676e3de74512399
http://kb.vmware.com/kb/1036392
ESX400-201110001 contains ESX400-201110401-SG

6. Change log

2012-03-15 VMSA-2012-0005
Initial security advisory in conjunction with the release of vSphere 5.0 Update 1, Orchestrator 4.2 Update 1, Update Manager 5.0 Update 1, vShield 1.0 Update 2, and ESXi and ESX 5.0 patches on 2012-03-15.

2012-06-13 VMSA-2012-0005.1
Updated Relevant Releases, Problem Description, and Solution sections to include information regarding updates for Workstation 7 in conjunction with the release of Workstation 7.1.6 on 2012-06-13.

2012-08-30 VMSA-2012-0005.2
Updated Relevant Releases, Problem Description, and Solution sections to include information regarding updates for ESX, ESXi, and vCenter Server in conjunction with the release of vSphere 4.1 U3 on 2012-08-30.

2012-09-13 VMSA-2012-0005.3
Updated security advisory in conjunction with the release of vSphere 4.0 U4a on 2012-09-12 and ESX 4.0 patches on 2012-09-13.

2012-12-20 VMSA-2012-0005.4
Updated security advisory in conjunction with the release of vSphere 5.0 Update 2 on 2012-12-20.


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
PGP key at: http://kb.vmware.com/kb/1055

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