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VMSA-2012-0014

VMware Security Advisory
Advisory ID: VMSA-2012-0014
Synopsis: VMware vCenter Operations, CapacityIQ, and Movie Decoder security updates
Issue date: 2012-10-04
Updated on: 2012-10-04 (initial advisory)
CVE numbers: CVE-2012-4897, CVE-2012-5050, CVE-2012-5051
1. Summary
VMware has provided an upgrade path for vCenter Operations and CapacityIQ and an update for Movie Decoder. These updates address multiple security vulnerabilities.
2. Relevant releases
vCenter Operations prior to 5.0.x

vCenter CapacityIQ 1.5.x

Movie Decoder prior to 9.0
3. Problem Description
a. VMware Movie Decoder Installer binary planting vulnerability
The installer of the VMware Movie Decoder has a binary planting vulnerability. An attacker who can write their malicious executable to the same folder as where the installer of the Movie Decoder is located may be able to run their code when the installation is started.

VMware would like to thank Mitja Kolsek of ACROS Security for reporting this issue to us.

The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CVE-2012-4897 to this issue.

VMware Product Running Replace with/
Product Version on Apply Patch
============= ======= ======= =================
Movie Decoder 7.x Windows Movie Decoder 9.0
Movie Decoder 6.x Windows Movie Decoder 9.0
Movie Decoder 5.x Windows Movie Decoder 9.0
b. vCenter Operations cross-site scripting vulnerability
The vCenter Operations server contains a cross-site scripting vulnerability that allows an attacker to steal an administrator's session cookie. To exploit this vulnerability, the attacker must convince the administrator to click on a malicious link.

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

The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CVE-2012-5050 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
============= ======= ======= =================
vCOps 5.0.x any not affected
vCOps 1.0.x any affected, update to vCOps 5.0.x
c. vCenter CapacityIQ path traversal vulnerability
vCenter CapacityIQ contains a path traversal vulnerability that allows unauthenticated attackers to download arbitrary files.

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

The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CVE-2012-5051 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
============= ======= ======= =================
vCOps 5.0.x any not affected
CapacityIQ 1.5.x any affected, update to vCOps 5.0.x
4. Solution
Please review the patch/release notes for your product and version and verify the checksum of your downloaded file.

vCenter Operations 5.0.x
---------------------------
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

Movie Decoder 9.0
-----------------
Download link
https://my.vmware.com/web/vmware/info/slug/desktop_end_user_computing/vmware_workstation/9_0#drivers_tools
6. Change log

2012-10-04 VMSA-2012-0014
Initial security advisory in conjunction with the release of Movie Decoder 9.0 on 2012-10-04.
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