VMSA-2017-0015.2

VMware ESXi, vCenter Server, Fusion and Workstation updates resolve multiple security vulnerabilities

VMware Security Advisory
 
VMware Security Advisory Advisory ID:
  VMSA-2017-0015.2
VMware Security Advisory Severity:
  Critical
VMware Security Advisory Synopsis:
  VMware ESXi, vCenter Server, Fusion and Workstation updates resolve multiple security vulnerabilities
VMware Security Advisory Issue date:
  2017-09-14
VMware Security Advisory Updated on:
  2017-09-18
VMware Security Advisory CVE numbers:
  CVE-2017-4924, CVE-2017-4925, CVE-2017-4926
 
1. Summary

VMware ESXi, vCenter Server, Fusion and Workstation updates resolve multiple security vulnerabilities.

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

a. Out-of-bounds write vulnerability in SVGA

 

VMware ESXi, Workstation and Fusion contain an out-of-bounds write vulnerability in SVGA device. This issue may allow a guest to execute code on the host.

 

VMware would like to thank Nico Golde and Ralf-Philipp Weinmann of Comsecuris UG (haftungsbeschraenkt) working with ZDI for reporting this issue to us.
 

The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the identifier CVE-2017-4924 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 6.5
Running on ESXi
Severity Critical
Replace with/ Apply Patch ESXi650-201707101-SG
Mitigation/ Workaround None
VMware Product ESXi
Product Version 6.0
Running on ESXi
Severity N/A
Replace with/ Apply Patch Not affected
Mitigation/ Workaround None
VMware Product ESXi
Product Version 5.5
Running on ESXi
Severity N/A
Replace with/ Apply Patch Not affected
Mitigation/ Workaround N/A
VMware Product Workstation
Product Version 12.x
Running on Any
Severity Critical
Replace with/ Apply Patch 12.5.7
Mitigation/ Workaround None
VMware Product Fusion
Product Version 8.x
Running on OSX
Severity Critical
Replace with/ Apply Patch 8.5.8
Mitigation/ Workaround None

 

b. Guest RPC NULL pointer dereference vulnerability

 

VMware ESXi, Workstation and Fusion contain a NULL pointer dereference vulnerability. This issue occurs when handling guest RPC requests. Successful exploitation of this issue may allow attackers with normal user privileges to crash their VMs.

 

VMware would like to thank Zhang Haitao for reporting this issue to us.

 

The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the identifier CVE-2017-4925 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 6.5
Running on ESXi
Severity Moderate
Replace with/ Apply Patch ESXi650-201707101-SG
Mitigation/ Workaround None
VMware Product ESXi
Product Version 6.0
Running on ESXi
Severity Moderate
Replace with/ Apply Patch ESXi600-201706101-SG
Mitigation/ Workaround None
VMware Product ESXi
Product Version 5.5
Running on ESXi
Severity Moderate
Replace with/ Apply Patch ESXi550-201709101-SG
Mitigation/ Workaround None
VMware Product Workstation
Product Version 12.x
Running on Any
Severity Moderate
Replace with/ Apply Patch 12.5.3
Mitigation/ Workaround None
VMware Product Fusion
Product Version 8.x
Running on OSX
Severity Moderate
Replace with/ Apply Patch 8.5.4
Mitigation/ Workaround None

 

c. Stored XSS in H5 Client

 

vCenter Server H5 Client contains a vulnerability that may allow for stored cross-site scripting (XSS). An attacker with VC user privileges can inject malicious java-scripts which will get executed when other VC users access the page. 

 

VMware would like to thank Thomas Ornetzeder for reporting this issue to us. 

 

The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the identifier CVE-2017-4926 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 vCenter Server
Product Version 6.5
Running on Any
Severity Moderate
Replace with/ Apply Patch 6.5 U1
Mitigation/ Workaround None
VMware Product vCenter Server
Product Version 6.0
Running on Any
Severity N/A
Replace with/ Apply Patch Not affected
Mitigation/ Workaround N/A
VMware Product vCenter Server
Product Version 5.5
Running on Any
Severity N/A
Replace with/ Apply Patch Not affected
Mitigation/ Workaround N/A

 

4. Solution

 

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

 

VMware ESXi 6.5  

Downloads:  

https://my.vmware.com/group/vmware/patch 

Documentation:  

http://kb.vmware.com/kb/2149933

 

VMware ESXi 6.0 

Downloads:  

https://my.vmware.com/group/vmware/patch

Documentation:  

http://kb.vmware.com/kb/2149960

 

VMware ESXi 5.5

Downloads:  

https://my.vmware.com/group/vmware/patch

Documentation:

http://kb.vmware.com/kb/2150876

 

VMware vCenter Server 6.5 U1  

Downloads:  

https://my.vmware.com/web/vmware/details?downloadGroup=VC65U1&productId=614&rPId=17343 

Documentation:  

https://docs.vmware.com/en/VMware-vSphere/index.html

 

VMware Workstation Pro 12.5.7

Downloads and Documentation:  

https://www.vmware.com/go/downloadworkstation  

https://www.vmware.com/support/pubs/ws_pubs.html  

 

VMware Workstation Player 12.5.7

Downloads and Documentation:  

https://www.vmware.com/go/downloadplayer  

https://www.vmware.com/support/pubs/player_pubs.html

 

VMware Workstation Pro 12.5.3

Downloads and Documentation:  

https://www.vmware.com/go/downloadworkstation  

https://www.vmware.com/support/pubs/ws_pubs.html  

 

VMware Workstation Player 12.5.3

Downloads and Documentation:  

https://www.vmware.com/go/downloadplayer  

https://www.vmware.com/support/pubs/player_pubs.html

 

VMware Fusion Pro / Fusion 8.5.8 

Downloads and Documentation:  

https://www.vmware.com/go/downloadfusion  

https://www.vmware.com/support/pubs/fusion_pubs.html

 

VMware Fusion Pro / Fusion 8.5.4

Downloads and Documentation:  

https://www.vmware.com/go/downloadfusion  

https://www.vmware.com/support/pubs/fusion_pubs.html

6. Change log

 

2017-09-14 VMSA-2017-0015  

Initial security advisory in conjunction with the release of VMware ESXi 5.5 patches on 2017-09-14.

 

2017-09-15 VMSA-2017-0015.1 Corrected the underlying component affected from SVGA driver to device.

 

2017-09-18 VMSA-2017-0015.2 Updated the security advisory to reflect the correct platform for the XSS issue 3(c).

 

 

7. Contact

 

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http://lists.vmware.com/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/security-announce

 

This Security Advisory is posted to the following lists:

security-announce@lists.vmware.com

bugtraq@securityfocus.com

fulldisclosure@seclists.org

 

E-mail: security@vmware.com

PGP key at:

https://kb.vmware.com/kb/1055

 

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