[Security-announce] VMSA-2012-0014 VMware vCenter Operations, CapacityIQ, and Movie Decoder security updates

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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
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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
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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
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Download link
https://my.vmware.com/web/vmware/info/slug/desktop_end_user_computing/vmware_workstation/9_0#drivers_tools

5. References
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2012-4897
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2012-5050
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2012-5051

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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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7. Contact

E-mail list for product security notifications and announcements:
http://lists.vmware.com/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/security-announce

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

VMware Security Advisories
http://www.vmware.com/security/advisories

VMware security response policy
http://www.vmware.com/support/policies/security_response.html

General support life cycle policy
http://www.vmware.com/support/policies/eos.html

VMware Infrastructure support life cycle policy
http://www.vmware.com/support/policies/eos_vi.html

Copyright 2012 VMware Inc. All rights reserved.


Created on October 5, 2012 by Rick Scherer

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