VMSA-2019-0006

VMware ESXi, Workstation and Fusion updates address multiple out-of-bounds read vulnerabilities.

VMware Security Advisory
 
VMware Security Advisory Advisory ID:
  VMSA-2019-0006
VMware Security Advisory Severity:
  Important
VMware Security Advisory Synopsis:
  VMware ESXi, Workstation and Fusion updates address multiple out-of-bounds read vulnerabilities.
VMware Security Advisory Issue date:
  2019-04-11
VMware Security Advisory Updated on:
  2019-04-11 (Initial Advisory)
VMware Security Advisory CVE numbers:
  CVE-2019-5516, CVE-2019-5517, CVE-2019-5520
1. Summary

VMware ESXi, Workstation and Fusion updates address multiple out-of-bounds read vulnerabilities.

2. Relevant Products
  • VMware vSphere ESXi (ESXi)
  • VMware Workstation Pro / Player (Workstation)
  • VMware Fusion Pro / Fusion (Fusion)
3. Problem Description

a. VMware ESXi, Workstation and Fusion vertex shader out-of-bounds read vulnerability

 

VMware ESXi, Workstation and Fusion updates address an out-of-bounds vulnerability with the vertex shader functionality.  Exploitation of this issue requires an attacker to have access to a virtual machine with 3D graphics enabled.  Successful exploitation of this issue may lead to information disclosure or may allow attackers with normal user privileges to create a denial-of-service condition on their own VM.  The workaround for this issue involves disabling the 3D-acceleration feature. This feature is not enabled by default on ESXi and is enabled by default on Workstation and Fusion.

 

VMware would like to thank Piotr Bania of Cisco Talos for reporting this issue to us.

 

The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the identifier CVE-2019-5516 to this issue.

 

Column 5 of the following table lists the action required to remediate the vulnerability in each release, if a solution is available.

VMware Product
Product Version
Running on
Severity
Replace with/ Apply Patch
Mitigation/ Workaround
VMware Product ESXi
Product Version 6.7
Running on Any
Severity Important
Replace with/ Apply Patch ESXi670-201904101-SG
Mitigation/ Workaround See VMSA-2018-0025
VMware Product ESXi
Product Version 6.5
Running on Any
Severity Important
Replace with/ Apply Patch ESXi650-201903001
Mitigation/ Workaround See VMSA-2018-0025
VMware Product ESXi
Product Version 6.0
Running on Any
Severity N/A
Replace with/ Apply Patch Not affected
Mitigation/ Workaround N/A
VMware Product Workstation
Product Version 15.x
Running on Any
Severity Important
Replace with/ Apply Patch 15.0.3
Mitigation/ Workaround See VMSA-2018-0025
VMware Product Workstation
Product Version 14.x
Running on Any
Severity Important
Replace with/ Apply Patch 14.1.6
Mitigation/ Workaround See VMSA-2018-0025
VMware Product Fusion
Product Version 11.x
Running on OSX
Severity Important
Replace with/ Apply Patch 11.0.3
Mitigation/ Workaround See VMSA-2018-0025
VMware Product Fusion
Product Version 10.x
Running on OSX
Severity Important
Replace with/ Apply Patch 10.1.6
Mitigation/ Workaround See VMSA-2018-0025

 

b. VMware ESXi, Workstation and Fusion multiple shader translator out-of-bounds read vulnerabilities

 

VMware ESXi, Workstation and Fusion contain multiple out-of-bounds read vulnerabilities in the shader translator. Exploitation of these issues requires an attacker to have access to a virtual machine with 3D graphics enabled.  Successful exploitation of these issues may lead to information disclosure or may allow attackers with normal user privileges to create a denial-of-service condition on their own VM.  The workaround for these issues involves disabling the 3D-acceleration feature.  This feature is not enabled by default on ESXi and is enabled by default on Workstation and Fusion.

 

VMware would like to thank RanchoIce of Tencent Security ZhanluLab for reporting these issues to us.

 

The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the identifier CVE-2019-5517 to these issues.

 

Column 5 of the following table lists the action required to remediate the vulnerability in each release, if a solution is available.

VMware Product
Product Version
Running on
Severity
Replace with/ Apply Patch
Mitigation/ Workaround
VMware Product ESXi
Product Version 6.7
Running on Any
Severity Important
Replace with/ Apply Patch ESXi670-201904101-SG
Mitigation/ Workaround See VMSA-2018-0025
VMware Product ESXi
Product Version 6.5
Running on Any
Severity Important
Replace with/ Apply Patch ESXi650-201903001
Mitigation/ Workaround See VMSA-2018-0025
VMware Product ESXi
Product Version 6.0
Running on Any
Severity N/A
Replace with/ Apply Patch Not affected
Mitigation/ Workaround N/A
VMware Product Workstation
Product Version 15.x
Running on Any
Severity Important
Replace with/ Apply Patch 15.0.3
Mitigation/ Workaround See VMSA-2018-0025
VMware Product Workstation
Product Version 14.x
Running on Any
Severity Important
Replace with/ Apply Patch 14.1.6
Mitigation/ Workaround See VMSA-2018-0025
VMware Product Fusion
Product Version 11.x
Running on OSX
Severity Important
Replace with/ Apply Patch 11.0.3
Mitigation/ Workaround See VMSA-2018-0025
VMware Product Fusion
Product Version 10.x
Running on OSX
Severity Important
Replace with/ Apply Patch 10.1.6
Mitigation/ Workaround See VMSA-2018-0025

 

c. VMware ESXi, Workstation and Fusion out-of-bounds read vulnerability

 

VMware ESXi, Workstation and Fusion updates address an out-of-bounds read vulnerability.  Exploitation of this issue requires an attacker to have access to a virtual machine with 3D graphics enabled.  Successful exploitation of this issue may lead to information disclosure.The workaround for this issue involves disabling the 3D-acceleration feature. This feature is not enabled by default on ESXi and is enabled by default on Workstation and Fusion.

 

VMware would like to thank instructor working with Trend Micro's Zero Day Initiative for reporting this issue to us.


The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the identifier CVE-2019-5520 to this issue.

 

Column 5 of the following table lists the action required to remediate the vulnerability in each release, if a solution is available.

VMware Product
Product Version
Running on
Severity
Replace with/ Apply Patch
Mitigation/ Workaround
VMware Product ESXi
Product Version 6.7
Running on Any
Severity Important
Replace with/ Apply Patch ESXi670-201904101-SG
Mitigation/ Workaround See VMSA-2018-0025
VMware Product ESXi
Product Version 6.5
Running on Any
Severity Important
Replace with/ Apply Patch ESXi650-201903001
Mitigation/ Workaround See VMSA-2018-0025
VMware Product ESXi
Product Version 6.0
Running on Any
Severity N/A
Replace with/ Apply Patch Not affected
Mitigation/ Workaround N/A
VMware Product Workstation
Product Version 15.x
Running on Any
Severity Important
Replace with/ Apply Patch 15.0.3
Mitigation/ Workaround See VMSA-2018-0025
VMware Product Workstation
Product Version 14.x
Running on Any
Severity Important
Replace with/ Apply Patch 14.1.6
Mitigation/ Workaround See VMSA-2018-0025
VMware Product Fusion
Product Version 11.x
Running on OSX
Severity Important
Replace with/ Apply Patch 11.0.3
Mitigation/ Workaround See VMSA-2018-0025
VMware Product Fusion
Product Version 10.x
Running on OSX
Severity Important
Replace with/ Apply Patch 10.1.6
Mitigation/ Workaround See VMSA-2018-0025

 

4. Solution

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

 

ESXi 6.7

Downloads and Documentation:

https://my.vmware.com/web/vmware/info/slug/datacenter_cloud_infrastructure/vmware_vsphere/6_7
https://docs.vmware.com/en/VMware-vSphere/6.7/rn/vsphere-esxi-67u2-release-notes.html

 

ESXi 6.5  
Downloads and Documentation:  

https://my.vmware.com/web/vmware/info/slug/datacenter_cloud_infrastructure/vmware_vsphere/6_5
https://docs.vmware.com/en/VMware-vSphere/6.5/rn/esxi650-201903001.html

 

VMware Workstation Pro 14.1.6, 15.0.3
Downloads and Documentation:
https://www.vmware.com/go/downloadworkstation
https://docs.vmware.com/en/VMware-Workstation-Pro/index.html

 

VMware Workstation Player 14.1.6, 15.0.3
Downloads and Documentation:
https://www.vmware.com/go/downloadplayer
https://docs.vmware.com/en/VMware-Workstation-Player/index.html

 

VMware Fusion Pro / Fusion 10.1.6, 11.0.3
Downloads and Documentation:

https://www.vmware.com/go/downloadfusion 
https://docs.vmware.com/en/VMware-Fusion/index.html

 

6. Change log

 

2019-04-11: VMSA-2019-0006

Initial security advisory in conjunction with the release of ESXi 6.7 U2 on 2019-04-11.

 

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