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NEW VMSA-2013-0011 VMware ESXi and ESX address an NFC Protocol Unhandled Exception Aug 30 2013 04:16AM
VMware Security Team (security vmware com)
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VMware Security Advisory

Advisory ID: VMSA-2013-0011
Synopsis: VMware ESXi and ESX address an NFC Protocol Unhandled
Exception
Issue date: 2013-08-29
Updated on: 2013-08-29 (initial advisory)
CVE numbers: CVE-2013-1661

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1. Summary

VMware has updated VMware ESXi and ESX to address a vulnerability in
an unhandled exception in the NFC protocol handler.

2. Relevant releases

VMware ESXi 5.1 without patch ESXi510-201307101
VMware ESXi 5.0 without patch ESXi500-201308101
VMware ESXi 4.1 without patch ESXi410-201304401
VMware ESXi 4.0 without patch ESXi400-201305401

VMware ESX 4.1 without patch ESX410-201304401
VMware ESX 4.0 without patch ESX400-201305401

3. Problem Description

a. VMware ESXi and ESX NFC Protocol Unhandled Exception

VMware ESXi and ESX contain a vulnerability in the handling of
the Network File Copy (NFC) protocol. To exploit this
vulnerability, an attacker must intercept and modify the NFC
traffic between ESXi/ESX and the client. Exploitation of the
issue may lead to a Denial of Service.

To reduce the likelihood of exploitation, vSphere components should
be deployed on an isolated management network

VMware would like to thank Alex Chapman of Context Information
Security for reporting this issue to us.

The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org)
has assigned the name CVE-2013-1661 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
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vCenter Server any any not affected

hosted* any any not affected

ESXi 5.1 ESXi ESXi510-201307101-SG
ESXi 5.0 ESXi ESXi500-201308101-SG
ESXi 4.1 ESXi ESXi410-201304401-SG
ESXi 4.0 ESXi ESXi400-201305401-SG

ESX 4.1 ESX ESX410-201304401-SG
ESX 4.0 ESX ESX400-201305401-SG

* 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.

ESXi and ESX
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https://www.vmware.com/patchmgr/download.portal

ESXi 5.1
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File: ESXi510-201307001.zip
md5sum: 24065646806665d176a373bf9a861f98
sha1sum: c07a9361df8d9adcd2ff1f8e949d41fbeb091f0f
http://kb.vmware.com/kb/2052151
ESXi510-201307001 contains ESXi510-201307101-SG

ESXi 5.0
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File: ESXi500-201308001.zip
md5sum: 90d20a6921f35ededfc5021afeedc63f
sha1sum:e739a671ab0bc9820fef90dc7ca4445eeb6a056d
http://kb.vmware.com/kb/2053139
ESXi500-201308001 contains ESXi500-201308101-SG

ESXi 4.1
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File: ESXi410-201304001.zip
md5sum: 9ce63bcacb3412fc1c8a6a8c47ac6af6
sha1sum: 241603ef6b856e573a62fe27da039c8fffe54b1d
http://kb.vmware.com/kb/2045255
ESXi410-201304001 contains ESXi410-201304401-SG

ESXi 4.0
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File: ESXi400-201305001.zip
md5sum: 065d3fa4b0f52dd38c2bd92e5bfc5580
sha1sum: 1f3cab25a144746372d86071a47e569c439e276a
http://kb.vmware.com/kb/2044246
ESXi400-201305001 contains ESXi400-201305401-SG

ESX 4.1
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File: ESX410-201304001.zip
md5sum: df9ef1d25f383a12d2fbc47cdc5f55d2
sha1sum: e49068da7cf7e0ada57c4604cbc9ba253c03e3a0
http://kb.vmware.com/kb/2045251
ESX410-201304001 contains ESX410-201304401-SG

ESX 4.0
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File: ESX400-201305001.zip
md5sum: c9ac91d3d803c7b7cb9df401c20b91c0
sha1sum: 7f5cef274c709248daa56d8c0e6fcc1ba86ae411
http://kb.vmware.com/kb/2044242
ESX400-201305001 contains ESX400-201305401-SG

5. References

http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2013-1661

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6. Change log

2013-08-29 VMSA-2013-0011
Initial security advisory in conjunction with the release of
ESX 5.0 patches on 2013-08-29

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