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VMSA-2010-0017 VMware ESX third party update for Service Console kernel Nov 30 2010 06:43AM
VMware Security Team (security vmware com)
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VMware Security Advisory

Advisory ID: VMSA-2010-0017
Synopsis: VMware ESX third party update for Service Console
kernel
Issue date: 2010-11-29
Updated on: 2010-11-29 (initial release of advisory)
CVE numbers: CVE-2010-3081
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1. Summary

ESX Service Console OS (COS) kernel update.

2. Relevant releases

VMware ESX 4.1 without patch ESX410-201011001

3. Problem Description

a. Service Console OS update for COS kernel package.

This patch updates the Service Console kernel to fix a stack
pointer underflow issue in the 32-bit compatibility layer.

Exploitation of this issue could allow a local user to gain
additional privileges.

The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org)
has assigned the name CVE-2010-3081 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
============= ======== ======= =================
VirtualCenter any Windows not affected

hosted * any any not affected

ESXi any ESXi not affected

ESX 4.1 ESX ESX410-201011402-SG
ESX 4.0 ESX patch pending
ESX 3.x 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 md5sum of your downloaded file.

ESX 4.1
-------
ESX410-201011001
Download link:
https://hostupdate.vmware.com/software/VUM/OFFLINE/release-253-20101122-
763
417/ESX410-201011001.zip
md5sum: e73fd3302529c1d85d9cc47457dfb963
sha1sum: c0e0eac907c04105791ac44e288e7d8076dc14e0
http://kb.vmware.com/kb/1029400

ESX410-201011001 contains the following security bulletins:
ESX410-201011402-SG (COS kernel) | http://kb.vmware.com/kb/1029397

ESX410-201011001 also contains the following non-security bulletins
ESX410-201011401-BG

To install an individual bulletin use esxupdate with the -b option.

5. References

CVE numbers
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2010-3081

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6. Change log

2010-11-29 VMSA-2010-0017
Initial security advisory after release of patches for ESX 4.1
on 2010-11-29

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7. Contact

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Copyright 2010 VMware Inc. All rights reserved.

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