VMSA-2008-0002 Low severity security update for VirtualCenter and ESX Server 3.0.2, and ESX 3.0.1 Jan 08 2008 01:56AM
VMware Security team (security vmware com)
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VMware Security Advisory

Advisory ID: VMSA-2008-0002
Synopsis: Low severity security update for VirtualCenter
and ESX Server 3.0.2, and ESX 3.0.1
Issue date: 2008-01-07
Updated on: 2008-01-07
CVE numbers: CVE-2005-2090 CVE-2006-7195
CVE-2007-0450 CVE-2007-3004
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1. Summary:

Updated Tomcat and Java JRE packages for VirtualCenter 2.0.2, ESX
Server 3.0.2, and ESX 3.0.1.

2. Relevant releases:

VirtualCenter Management Server 2
ESX Server 3.0.2 without patch ESX-1002434
ESX Server 3.0.1 without patch ESX-1003176

3. Problem description:

Updated VirtualCenter fixes the following application vulnerabilities

Tomcat Server Security Update
This release of VirtualCenter Server updates the Tomcat Server
package from 5.5.17 to 5.5.25, which addresses multiple security
issues that existed in the earlier releases of Tomcat Server.

The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has
assigned the names CVE-2005-2090, CVE-2006-7195, and CVE-2007-0450 to
these issues.

JRE Security Update
This release of VirtualCenter Server updates the JRE package from
1.5.0_7 to 1.5.0_12, which addresses a security issue that existed in
the earlier release of JRE.

The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has
assigned the name CVE-2007-3004 to this issue.

NOTE: These vulnerabilities can be exploited remotely only if the
attacker has access to the service console network.

Security best practices provided by VMware recommend that the
service console be isolated from the VM network. Please see
http://www.vmware.com/resources/techresources/726 for more
information on VMware security best practices.

4. Solution:

Please review the Patch notes for your product and version and verify
the md5sum of your downloaded file.

VMware VirtualCenter 2.0.2 Update 2 Release Notes
http://www.vmware.com/support/vi3/doc/releasenotes_vc202u2.html

VirtualCenter CD image
md5sum d7d98a5d7f8afff32cee848f860d3ba7

VirtualCenter as Zip
md5sum 3b42ec350121659e10352ca2d76e212b

ESX Server 3.0.2
http://kb.vmware.com/kb/1002434
md5sum: 2f52251f6ace3d50934344ef313539d5

ESX Server 3.0.1
http://kb.vmware.com/kb/1003176
md5sum: 5674ca0dcfac90726014cc316444996e

5. References:

CVE numbers
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2005-2090
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2006-7195
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2007-0450
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2007-3004

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6. Contact:

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

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* security-announce (at) lists.vmware (dot) com [email concealed]
* bugtraq (at) securityfocus (dot) com [email concealed]
* full-disclosure (at) lists.grok.org (dot) uk [email concealed]

E-mail: security (at) vmware (dot) com [email concealed]

Security web site
http://www.vmware.com/security

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 2008 VMware Inc. All rights reserved.

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