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NEW VMSA-2014-0002 VMware vSphere updates to third party libraries Mar 12 2014 03:30AM
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VMware Security Advisory

Advisory ID: VMSA-2014-0002
Synopsis: VMware vSphere updates to third party libraries
Issue date: 2014-03-11
Updated on: 2014-03-11 (initial advisory)
CVE numbers: --NTP ---
CVE-2013-5211
--glibc (service console) ---
CVE-2013-4332
--JRE--
See references
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1. Summary

VMware has updated vSphere third party libraries.

2. Relevant releases

vCenter Server Appliance 5.5 prior to 5.5 Update 1

VMware vCenter Server 5.5 prior 5.5 Update 1

VMware Update Manager 5.5 prior 5.5 Update 1

VMware ESXi 5.5 without patch ESXi550-201403101-SG

3. Problem Description

a. DDoS vulnerability in NTP third party libraries

The NTP daemon has a DDoS vulnerability in the handling of the
"monlist" command. An attacker may send a forged request to a
vulnerable NTP server resulting in an amplified response to the
intended target of the DDoS attack.

Mitigation

Mitigation for this issue is documented in VMware Knowledge Base
article 2070193. This article also documents when vSphere
products are affected.

The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org)
has assigned the name CVE-2013-5211 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
============= ======= ======= =================
VCSA 5.5 Linux 5.5 Update 1
VCSA 5.1 Linux patch pending
VCSA 5.0 Linux patch pending

ESXi 5.5 ESXi ESXi550-201403101-SG
ESXi 5.1 ESXi patch pending
ESXi 5.0 ESXi patch pending
ESXi 4.1 ESXi patch pending
ESXi 4.0 ESXi patch pending

ESX 4.1 ESX patch pending
ESX 4.0 ESX patch pending

b. Update to ESXi glibc package

The ESXi glibc package is updated to version
glibc-2.5-118.el5_10.2 to resolve a security issue.

The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org)
has assigned the name CVE-2013-4332 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
============== ======== ======= =================
ESXi 5.5 ESXi ESXi550-201403101-SG
ESXi 5.1 ESXi patch pending
ESXi 5.0 ESXi patch pending
ESXi 4.1 ESXi no patch planned
ESXi 4.0 ESXi no patch planned

ESX 4.1 ESX not applicable
ESX 4.0 ESX not applicable

c. vCenter and Update Manager, Oracle JRE 1.7 Update 45

Oracle JRE is updated to version JRE 1.7 Update 45, which
addresses multiple security issues that existed in earlier
releases of Oracle JRE.

Oracle has documented the CVE identifiers that are addressed
in JRE 1.7.0 update 45 in the Oracle Java SE Critical Patch
Update Advisory of October 2013. The References section provides
a link to this advisory.

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 Server 5.5 Any 5.5 Update 1
vCenter Server 5.1 Any not applicable **
vCenter Server 5.0 Any not applicable **
vCenter Server 4.1 Windows not applicable **
vCenter Server 4.0 Windows not applicable *

Update Manager 5.5 Windows 5.5 Update 1
Update Manager 5.1 Windows not applicable **
Update Manager 5.0 Windows not applicable **
Update Manager 4.1 Windows not applicable *
Update Manager 4.0 Windows not applicable *

ESXi any ESXi not applicable

ESX 4.1 ESX not applicable **
ESX 4.0 ESX not applicable *

* this product uses the Oracle JRE 1.5.0 family
** this product uses the Oracle JRE 1.6.0 family

4. Solution

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

vCenter Server 5.5
--------------------------
Download link:

https://downloads.vmware.com/d/info/datacenter_cloud_infrastructure/vmwa
re_
vsphere/5_5

Release Notes:

https://www.vmware.com/support/vsphere5/doc/vsphere-vcenter-server-55u1-
rel
ease-notes.html

ESXi 5.5
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File: update-from-esxi5.5-5.5_update01.zip
md5sum:5773844efc7d8e43135de46801d6ea25
sha1sum:6518355d260e81b562c66c5016781db9f077161f
http://kb.vmware.com/kb/2065826
update-from-esxi5.5-5.5_update01 contains ESXi550-201403101-SG

5. References

http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2013-5211
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2013-4332

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Oracle Java SE Critical Patch Update Advisory of October 2013

http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/topics/security/cpuoct2013-1899837.htm
l

VMware Knowledge Base article 2070193
http://kb.vmware.com/kb/2070193

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6. Change log

2014-03-11 VMSA-2014-0002
Initial security advisory in conjunction with the release of
vSphere 5.5 Update 1 on 2014-03-11

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