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VMSA-2012-0013.2

VMware Security Advisory
Advisory ID: VMSA-2012-0013.2
Synopsis: VMware vSphere and vCOps updates to third party libraries
Issue date: 2012-08-30
Updated on: 2012-12-20
CVE numbers: --- JRE ---
See references
--- OpenSSL (userworld) ---
CVE-2010-4180, CVE-2010-4252, CVE-2011-0014,
CVE-2011-4108, CVE-2011-4109, CVE-2011-4576,
CVE-2011-4577, CVE-2011-4619, CVE-2012-0050
--- OpenSSL (service console) ---
CVE-2012-2110
--- kernel (service console) ---
CVE-2011-1833, CVE-2011-2484, CVE-2011-2496,
CVE-2011-3188, CVE-2011-3209, CVE-2011-3363,
CVE-2011-4110, CVE-2011-1020, CVE-2011-4132,
CVE-2011-4324, CVE-2011-4325, CVE-2012-0207,
CVE-2011-2699, CVE-2012-1583
--- Perl (service console) ---
CVE-2010-2761, CVE-2010-4410, CVE-2011-3597
--- libxm2 (service console) ---
CVE-2012-0841
--- glibc (service console) ---
CVE-2009-5029, CVE-2009-5064, CVE-2010-0830,
CVE-2011-1089, CVE-2011-4609, CVE-2012-0864
--- GnuTLS (service console) ---
CVE-2011-4128, CVE-2012-1569, CVE-2012-1573
--- popt and rpm (service console) ---
CVE-2012-0060, CVE-2012-0061, CVE-2012-0815
--- Apache struts ---
CVE-2012-0393
1. Summary

VMware has updated several third party libraries in vSphere and vcOps to address multiple security vulnerabilities.
2. Relevant releases

VMware vCenter 5.0 without Update 2
VMware vCenter 4.1 without Update 3
VMware vCenter 4.0 without Update 4a

VMware vCenter Update Manager 4.1 without Update 3

VMware vCenter Update Manager 4.0 without Update 4a

VMware ESX without patches ESX410-201208101-SG, ESX410-201208102-SG, ESX410-201208103-SG, ESX410-201208104-SG, ESX410-201208105-SG, ESX410-201208106-SG, ESX410-201208107-SG

VMware ESX 4.0 without patches ESX400-201209401-SG, ESX400-201209402-SG, ESX400-201209404-SG

VMware ESXi 4.1 without patch ESXi410-201208101-SG

VMware vCOps 5.0.2 or earlier

VMware ESXi 5.0 without patch ESXi-5.0.0-20121201001
3. Problem Description
a. vCenter and ESX update to JRE 1.6.0 Update 31
The Oracle (Sun) JRE is updated to version 1.6.0_31, which addresses multiple security issues. Oracle has documented the CVE identifiers that are addressed by this update in the Oracle Java SE Critical Patch Update Advisory of February 2012.

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 vCenter 5.0 Update 2
vCenter 4.1 Windows vCenter 4.1 Update 3
vCenter 4.0 Windows not applicable **
VirtualCenter 2.5 Windows not applicable **
Update Manager 5.0 Windows patch pending
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 ESX410-201208101-SG
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
b. vCenter Update Manager update to JRE 1.5.0 Update 36
The Oracle (Sun) JRE is updated to 1.5.0_36 to address multiple security issues. Oracle has documented the CVE identifiers that are addressed in JRE 1.5.0_36 in the Oracle Java SE Critical Patch Update Advisory for June 2012.

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 not applicable **
vCenter 4.1 Windows not applicable **
vCenter 4.0 Windows vCenter 4.0 Update 4a
VirtualCenter 2.5 Windows patch pending
Update Manager 5.0 Windows not applicable **
Update Manager 4.1 Windows Update Manager 4.1 Update 3
Update Manager 4.0 Windows Update Manager 4.0 Update 4a
hosted * any any not affected
ESXi any ESXi not affected
ESX 4.1 ESX not applicable **
ESX 4.0 ESX ESX400-201209401-SG
ESX 3.5 ESX patch pending

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

** this product uses the Oracle (Sun) JRE 1.6.0 family
c. Update to ESX/ESXi userworld OpenSSL library
The ESX/ESXi userworld OpenSSL library is updated from version 0.9.8p to version 0.9.8t to resolve multiple security issues.

The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the names CVE-2010-4180, CVE-2010-4252, CVE-2011-0014, CVE-2011-4108, CVE-2011-4109, CVE-2011-4576, CVE-2011-4577, CVE-2011-4619, and CVE-2012-0050 to these issues.

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
============= ======= ======= =================
ESXi 5.0 ESXi ESXi-5.0.0-20121201001
ESXi 4.1 ESXi ESXi410-201208101-SG
ESXi 4.0 ESXi patch pending
ESXi 3.5 ESXi patch pending
ESX 4.1 ESX ESX410-201208101-SG
ESX 4.0 ESX patch pending
ESX 3.5 ESX patch pending
d. Update to ESX service console OpenSSL RPM
The service console OpenSSL RPM is updated to version 0.9.8e-22.el5_8.3 to resolve a security issue.

The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project ( cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CVE-2012-2110 to this issue.

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
============= ======= ======= =================
ESXi any ESXi not applicable
ESX 4.1 ESX ESX410-201208103-SG
ESX 4.0 ESX ESX400-201209401-SG
ESX 3.5 ESX not applicable
e. Update to ESX service console kernel
The ESX service console kernel is updated to resolve multiple security issues.

The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project ( cve.mitre.org) has assigned the names CVE-2011-1833, CVE-2011-2484, CVE-2011-2496, CVE-2011-3188, CVE-2011-3209, CVE-2011-3363, CVE-2011-4110, CVE-2011-1020, CVE-2011-4132, CVE-2011-4324, CVE-2011-4325, CVE-2012-0207, CVE-2011-2699, and CVE-2012-1583 to these issues.

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
============= ======= ======= =================
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

* The service console kernel update on ESX 4.0 addresses CVEs that are labeled important.
These are CVE-2012-0207, CVE-2011-2699, and CVE-2012-1583.
f. Update to ESX service console Perl RPM
The ESX service console Perl RPM is updated to perl-5.8.8.32.1.8999.vmw to resolve multiple security issues.

The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the names CVE-2010-2761, CVE-2010-4410, and CVE-2011-3597 to these issues.

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
============= ======= ======= =================
ESXi any ESXi not applicable
ESX 4.1 ESX ESX410-201208107-SG
ESX 4.0 ESX patch pending
ESX 3.5 ESX not applicable
g. Update to ESX service console libxml2 RPM
The ESX service console libmxl2 RPMs are updated to libxml2-2.6.26-2.1.15.el5_8.2 and libxml2-python-2.6.26-2.1.15.el5_8.2 to resolve a security issue.

The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CVE-2012-0841 to this issue.

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
============= ======= ======= =================
ESXi any ESXi not applicable
ESX 4.1 ESX ESX410-201208102-SG
ESX 4.0 ESX ESX400-201209402-SG
ESX 3.5 ESX not applicable
h. Update to ESX service console glibc RPM
The ESX service console glibc RPM is updated to version glibc-2.5-81.el5_8.1 to resolve multiple security issues.

The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the names CVE-2009-5029, CVE-2009-5064, CVE-2010-0830, CVE-2011-1089, CVE-2011-4609, and CVE-2012-0864 to these issue.

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
============= ======= ======= =================
ESXi any ESXi not applicable
ESX 4.1 ESX ESX410-201208104-SG
ESX 4.0 ESX patch pending
ESX 3.5 ESX not applicable
i. Update to ESX service console GnuTLS RPM
The ESX service console GnuTLS RPM is updated to version 1.4.1-7.el5_8.2 to resolve multiple security issues.

The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the names CVE-2011-4128, CVE-2012-1569, and CVE-2012-1573 to these issues.

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
============= ======= ======= =================
ESXi any ESXi not applicable
ESX 4.1 ESX ESX410-201208106-SG
ESX 4.0 ESX ESX400-201209401-SG
ESX 3.5 ESX not applicable
j. Update to ESX service console popt, rpm, rpm-libs, and rpm-python RPMS
The ESX service console popt, rpm, rpm-libs, and rpm-python RPMS are updated to the following versions to resolve multiple security issues:

  • ï popt-1.10.2.3-28.el5_8
  • ï rpm-4.4.2.3-28.el5_8
  • ï rpm-libs-4.4.2.3-28.el5_8
  • ï rpm-python-4.4.2.3-28.el5_8
The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the names CVE-2012-0060, CVE-2012-0061, and CVE-2012-0815 to these issues.

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
============= ======= ======= =================
ESXi any ESXi not applicable
ESX 4.1 ESX ESX410-201208105-SG
ESX 4.0 ESX ESX400-201209404-SG
ESX 3.5 ESX not applicable
k. Vulnerability in third party Apache Struts component
The version of Apache Struts in vCenter Operations has been updated to 2.3.4 which addresses an arbitrary file overwrite vulnerability. This vulnerability allows an attacker to create a denial of service by overwriting arbitrary files without authentication. The attacker would need to be on the same network as the system where vCOps is installed.

The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CVE-2012-0393 to this issue.

Note: Apache struts 2.3.4 addresses the following issues as well: CVE-2011-5057, CVE-2012-0391, CVE-2012-0392, CVE-2012-0394. It was found that these do not affect vCOps.

VMware would like to thank Alexander Minozhenko from ERPScan for reporting this issue to us.

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
============= ======= ======= =================
vCOps 5.0.2 any vCOps 5.0.3
vCOps 1.0.x any affected, update to vCOps 5.0.3
vCO 4.2 Windows not affected
vCO 4.1 Windows see VMSA-2011-0005 *
vCO 4.0 Windows see VMSA-2011-0005 *

* Update releases for vCO that came out in 2011 and that are documented in VMSA-2011-0005, already address the Apache struts CVEs listed above.
4. Solution
Please review the patch/release notes for your product and version and verify the checksum of your downloaded file.

vCenter Server 5.0 Update 2
---------------------------
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

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 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

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

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

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

ESXi 5.0
--------
File: update-from-esxi5.0-5.0_update02.zip
md5sum: 8c2a345b8950d31796d834058e462f88
sha1sum: b003c5231bfb96aa45d2b2621a6ac994c6ecaaa9
http://kb.vmware.com/kb/2033751

ESXi 4.1
---------------------------
File: update-from-esxi4.1-4.1_update03.zip
md5sum: b35267e3c96a8ebd2e3acac09538cdf5
sha1sum: 2b2d456e89964528f25c01ae5d84edbd2bbcdefb
http://kb.vmware.com/kb/2020373
update-from-esxi4.1-4.1_update03 contains ESXi410-201208101-SG

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, ESX410-201208102-SG, ESX410-201208103-SG, ESX410-201208104-SG, ESX410-201208105-SG, ESX410-201208106-SG, ESX410-201208107-SG

ESX 4.0
---------------------------
File: ESX400-201209001
md5sum: 7faa79ea8d458e994db308933424a0ee
sha1sum: 8f798a233cc28b203c3c8e0d44a1287af6c1ceb8
http://kb.vmware.com/kb/2019661
ESX400-201209001 contains ESX400-201209401-SG, ESX400-201209402-SG, ESX400-201209404-SG

vCOps 5.0.3
---------------------------
Download link
https://my.vmware.com/web/vmware/info/slug/infrastructure_operations_management/vmware_vcenter_operations/5_0

Release Notes
https://www.vmware.com/support/pubs/vcops-pubs.html
5. References
--- JRE  ---
Oracle Java SE Critical Patch Update Advisory of February 2012
http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/topics/security/javacpufeb2012-366318.html

Oracle Java SE Critical Patch Update Advisory for June 2012
http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/topics/security/javacpujun2012-1515912.html

--- OpenSSL (userworld) ---
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2010-4180
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2010-4252
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2011-0014
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2011-4108
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2011-4109
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2011-4576
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2011-4577
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2011-4619
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2012-0050

--- OpenSSL (service console) ---
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2012-2110

--- kernel (service console) ---
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2011-1833
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2011-2484
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2011-2496
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2011-3188
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2011-3209
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2011-3363
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2011-4110
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2011-1020
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2011-4132
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2011-4324
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2011-4325
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2012-0207
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2011-2699
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2012-1583

--- Perl (service console) ---
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2010-2761
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2010-4410
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2011-3597

--- libxm2 (service console) ---
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2012-0841

--- glibc (service console) ---
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2009-5029
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2009-5064
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2010-0830
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2011-1089
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2011-4609
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2012-0864

--- GnuTLS (service console) ---
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2011-4128
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2012-1569
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2012-1573

--- popt and rpm (service console) --
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2012-0060
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2012-0061
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2012-0815

--- Apache struts ---
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2012-0393
6. Change log

2012-08-30 VMSA-2012-0013 Initial security advisory in conjunction with the release of vSphere 4.1 U3 and vCOps 5.0.3 on 2012-08-30.

2012-09-13 VMSA-2012-0013.1 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-2012-0013.2
Updated security advisory in conjunction with the release of vCenter Server, ESX 5.0 Update 2 on 2012-12-20.
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