VMware Security Alert – [Security-announce] UPDATED VMSA-2012-0012.2 VMware ESXi update to third party library

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VMware Security Advisory

Advisory ID: VMSA-2012-0012.2
Synopsis: VMware ESXi update to third party library
Issue date: 2012-07-12
Updated on: 2012-09-13
CVE number: CVE-2010-4008, CVE-2011-0216, CVE-2011-1944,
CVE-2011-2834, CVE-2011-3905, CVE-2011-3919,

1. Summary

VMware ESXi update addresses several security issues.

2. Relevant releases

ESXi 5.0 without patch ESXi500-201207101-SG
ESXi 4.1 without patch ESXi410-201208101-SG
ESXi 4.0 without patch ESXi400-201209401-SG

3. Problem Description

a. ESXi update to third party component libxml2

The libxml2 third party library has been updated which addresses
multiple 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 and CVE-2012-0841 to
these issues.

The following table lists what action remediates the vulnerability
(column 4) 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 5.0 any ESXi500-201207101-SG
ESXi 4.1 any ESXi410-201208101-SG
ESXi 4.0 any ESXi400-201209401-SG
ESXi 3.5 any patch pending

ESX any any not applicable

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

Note: “patch pending” means that the product is affected, but no
patch is currently available. The advisory will be updated
when a patch is available.

4. Solution

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


ESXi 5.0
Patch: ESXi500-201207001
md5sum: 01196c5c1635756ff177c262cb69a848
sha1sum: 85936f5439100cd5fb55c7add574b5b3b937fe86
ESXi500-201207001 contains ESXi500-201207101-SG

ESXi 4.1
File: update-from-esxi4.1-4.1_update03.zip
md5sum: b35267e3c96a8ebd2e3acac09538cdf5
sha1sum: 2b2d456e89964528f25c01ae5d84edbd2bbcdefb
update-from-esxi4.1-4.1_update03 contains ESXi410-201208101-SG

ESXi 4.0
File: ESXi400-201209001
md5sum: 8ea463e3814f147ab0889a733e66b9f0
sha1sum: f9526a0936975fa4b7cbdf588cd4c119d95973c9
ESXi400-201209001 contains ESXi400-201209401-SG

5. References



6. Change log

2012-07-12 VMSA-2012-0012

Initial security advisory in conjunction with the release of a patch
for ESXi 5.0 on 2012-07-12.

2012-08-30 VMSA-2012-0012.1

Updated Relevant Releases, Problem Description, and Solution
sections to include information regarding updates for ESXi in
conjunction with the release of vSphere 4.1 U3 on 2012-08-30.

2012-09-12 VMSA-2012-0012.2

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.
Removed CVE-2010-4494 and CVE-2011-2821 since these CVEs are not
relevant to ESXi.


7. Contact

E-mail list for product security notifications and announcements:

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

E-mail: security at vmware.com
PGP key at: http://kb.vmware.com/kb/1055

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Created on September 16, 2012 by Rick Scherer

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