VMware Security Alert – [Security-announce] UPDATED VMSA-2012-0008.1 VMware ESX updates to ESX Service Console

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VMware Security Advisory

Advisory ID: VMSA-2012-0008.1
Synopsis: VMware ESX updates to ESX Service Console
Issue date: 2012-04-26
Updated on: 2012-09-13
CVE numbers: CVE-2010-4008, CVE-2011-0216, CVE-2011-1944, CVE-2011-2834,
CVE-2011-3191, CVE-2011-4348, CVE-2012-0028, CVE-2011-3905,
CVE-2011-3919
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1. Summary

VMware ESX updates to ESX Service Console.

2. Relevant releases

ESX 4.1 without patches ESX410-201204401-SG,ESX410-201204402-SG

3. Problem Description

a. ESX third party update for Service Console kernel

The ESX Service Console Operating System (COS) kernel is updated
which addresses several security issues in the COS kernel.

The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has
assigned the names CVE-2011-3191, CVE-2011-4348 and CVE-2012-0028 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
============= ======== ======= =================
vCenter any Windows not affected

hosted * any any not affected

ESXi any ESXi not affected

ESX 4.1 ESX ESX410-201204401-SG
ESX 4.0 ESX see VMSA-2012-0013 **
ESX 3.5 ESX not applicable

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

** Two of the three issues, CVE-2011-3191 and CVE-2011-4348, have
already been addressed on ESX 4.0 in an earlier kernel patch. See
VMSA-2012-0006 for details.
CVE-2012-0028 is addressed by a later kernel patch, see
VMSA-2012-0013.

b. Updated ESX Service Console package libxml2

The ESX Console Operating System (COS) libxml2 rpms are updated to
the following versions libxml2-2.6.26-2.1.12.el5_7.2 and
libxml2-python-2.6.26-2.1.12.el5_7.2 which addresses several
security issues.

The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has
assigned the names CVE-2010-4008, CVE-2011-0216, CVE-2011-1944,
CVE-2011-2834, CVE-2011-3905, CVE-2011-3919 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
============= ======== ======= =================
vCenter any Windows not affected

hosted * any any not affected

ESXi any ESXi not affected

ESX 4.1 ESX ESX410-201204402-SG
ESX 4.0 ESX see VMSA-2012-0013
ESX 3.5 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.

ESX 4.1
——-
ESX410-201204001
md5sum: 7994635547b375b51422b1a166c6e214
sha1sum: 9d5f3c9cbc53a9e03524b9bf0935c71f3dadf620
http://kb.vmware.com/kb/2013057

ESX410-201204001 contains ESX410-201204401-SG and
ESX410-201204402-SG

5. References

http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2010-4008
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2011-0216
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2011-1944
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2011-2834
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2011-3191
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2011-4348
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2012-0028
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2011-3905
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2011-3919

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6. Change log

2012-04-26 VMSA-2012-0008
Initial security advisory in conjunction with the release of
patches for ESX 4.1 on 2012-04-26.

2012-09-12 VMSA-2012-0008.1
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.

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7. Contact

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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

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