VMSA-2008-0017 Updated ESX packages for libxml2, ucd-snmp, libtiff Oct 31 2008 07:12AM
VMware Security Team (security vmware com)
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VMware Security Advisory

Advisory ID: VMSA-2008-0017
Synopsis: Updated ESX packages for libxml2, ucd-snmp, libtiff
Issue date: 2008-10-31
Updated on: 2008-10-31 (initial release of advisory)
CVE numbers: CVE-2008-3281 CVE-2008-0960 CVE-2008-2327
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1. Summary

Updated ESX packages for libxml2, ucd-snmp, libtiff.

2. Relevant releases

ESX 3.0.3 without patch ESX303-200810503-SG
ESX 3.0.2 without patch ESX-1006968
ESX 2.5.5 before Upgrade Patch 10
ESX 2.5.4 before Upgrade Patch 21

NOTE: Extended support (Security and Bug fixes) for ESX 3.0.2 ended
on 2008-10-29. Extended support (Security and Bug fixes) for
ESX 2.5.4 ended on 2008-10-08.

Extended support for ESX 3.0.2 Update 1 ends on 2009-08-08. Users
should plan to upgrade to ESX 3.0.3 and preferably to the newest
release available.

3. Problem Description

a. Updated ESX Service Console package libxml2

A denial of service flaw was found in the way libxml2 processes
certain content. If an application that is linked against
libxml2 processes malformed XML content, the XML content might
cause the application to stop responding.

The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org)
has assigned the name CVE-2008-3281 to this issue.

The following table lists what action remediates the vulnerability
(column 4) 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 3.5 ESXi not affected

ESX 3.5 ESX affected, patch pending
ESX 3.0.3 ESX ESX303-200810503-SG
ESX 3.0.2 ESX ESX-1006968
ESX 2.5.5 ESX ESX 2.5.5 upgrade patch 10 or later
ESX 2.5.4 ESX ESX 2.5.4 upgrade patch 21

* hosted products are VMware Workstation, Player, ACE, Server, Fusion.

b. Updated ESX Service Console package ucd-snmp

A flaw was found in the way ucd-snmp checks an SNMPv3 packet's
Keyed-Hash Message Authentication Code. An attacker could use
this flaw to spoof an authenticated SNMPv3 packet.

The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org)
has assigned the name CVE-2008-0960 to this issue.

The following table lists what action remediates the vulnerability
(column 4) 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 3.5 ESXi not affected

ESX 3.5 ESX not affected
ESX 3.0.3 ESX not affected
ESX 3.0.2 ESX not affected
ESX 2.5.5 ESX ESX 2.5.5 upgrade patch 10 or later
ESX 2.5.4 ESX ESX 2.5.4 upgrade patch 21

* hosted products are VMware Workstation, Player, ACE, Server, Fusion.

c. Updated third party library libtiff

Multiple uses of uninitialized values were discovered in libtiff's
Lempel-Ziv-Welch (LZW) compression algorithm decoder. An attacker
could create a carefully crafted LZW-encoded TIFF file that would
cause an application linked with libtiff to crash or, possibly,
execute arbitrary code.

The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org)
has assigned the name CVE-2008-2327 to this issue.

The following table lists what action remediates the vulnerability
(column 4) 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 3.5 ESXi not affected

ESX 3.5 ESX not affected
ESX 3.0.3 ESX not affected
ESX 3.0.2 ESX not affected
ESX 2.5.5 ESX ESX 2.5.5 upgrade patch 10 or later
ESX 2.5.4 ESX ESX 2.5.4 upgrade patch 21

* hosted products are VMware Workstation, Player, ACE, Server, Fusion.

4. Solution

Please review the patch/release notes for your product and version
and verify the md5sum of your downloaded file.

ESX
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ESX 3.0.3 patch ESX303-200810503-SG
http://download3.vmware.com/software/vi/ESX303-200810503-SG.zip
md5sum: e687313e58377be41f6e6b767dfbf268
http://kb.vmware.com/kb/1006971

ESX 3.0.2 patch ESX-1006968
http://download3.vmware.com/software/vi/ESX-1006968.tgz
md5sum: fc9e30cff6f03a209e6a275254fa6719
http://kb.vmware.com/kb/1006968

VMware ESX 2.5.5 Upgrade Patch 10
http://download3.vmware.com/software/esx/esx-2.5.5-119702-upgrade.tar.gz

md5sum: 2ee87cdd70b1ba84751e24c0bd8b4621
http://vmware.com/support/esx25/doc/esx-255-200810-patch.html

VMware ESX 2.5.4 Upgrade Patch 21
http://download3.vmware.com/software/esx/esx-2.5.4-119703-upgrade.tar.gz

md5sum: d791be525c604c852a03dd7df0eabf35
http://vmware.com/support/esx25/doc/esx-254-200810-patch.html

5. References

CVE numbers
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-3281
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-0960
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-2327

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6. Change log

2008-10-31 VMSA-2008-0017
Initial security advisory after release of ESX 3.0.3, ESX 3.0.2, ESX
2.5.5 and ESX 2.5.4 patches on 2008-10-30.

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