VMSA-2009-0004 ESX Service Console updates for openssl, bind, and vim Apr 01 2009 02:57AM
VMware Security team (security vmware com)
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VMware Security Advisory

Advisory ID: VMSA-2009-0004
Synopsis: ESX Service Console updates for openssl, bind, and
vim
Issue date: 2009-03-31
Updated on: 2009-03-31 (initial release of advisory)
CVE numbers: CVE-2008-5077 CVE-2009-0025 CVE-2008-4101
CVE-2008-3432 CVE-2008-2712 CVE-2007-2953
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1. Summary

ESX patches for OpenSSL, vim and bind resolve several security
issues.

2. Relevant releases

VMware ESX 3.0.3 without patches ESX303-200903406-SG,
ESX303-200903405-SG,
ESX303-200903403-SG

VMware ESX 3.0.2 without patches ESX-1008409, ESX-1008408,
ESX-1008406

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 OpenSSL package for the Service Console fixes a
security issue.

OpenSSL 0.9.7a-33.24 and earlier does not properly check the return
value from the EVP_VerifyFinal function, which could allow a remote
attacker to bypass validation of the certificate chain via a
malformed SSL/TLS signature for DSA and ECDSA keys.

The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org)
has assigned the name CVE-2008-5077 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 ESX303-200903406-SG
ESX 3.0.2 ESX ESX-1008409
ESX 2.5.5 ESX affected, patch pending

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

b. Update bind package for the Service Console fixes a security issue.

A flaw was discovered in the way Berkeley Internet Name Domain
(BIND) checked the return value of the OpenSSL DSA_do_verify
function. On systems using DNSSEC, a malicious zone could present
a malformed DSA certificate and bypass proper certificate
validation, allowing spoofing attacks.

The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org)
has assigned the name CVE-2009-0025 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 ESX303-200903405-SG
ESX 3.0.2 ESX ESX-1008408
ESX 2.5.5 ESX affected, patch pending

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

c. Updated vim package for the Service Console addresses several
security issues.

Several input flaws were found in Visual editor IMproved's (Vim)
keyword and tag handling. If Vim looked up a document's maliciously
crafted tag or keyword, it was possible to execute arbitrary code as
the user running Vim.

The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org)
has assigned the name CVE-2008-4101 to this issue.

A heap-based overflow flaw was discovered in Vim's expansion of file
name patterns with shell wildcards. An attacker could create a
specially crafted file or directory name, when opened by Vim causes
the application to stop responding or execute arbitrary code.

The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org)
has assigned the name CVE-2008-3432 to this issue.

Several input flaws were found in various Vim system functions. If a
user opened a specially crafted file, it was possible to execute
arbitrary code as the user running Vim.

The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org)
has assigned the name CVE-2008-2712 to this issue.

A format string flaw was discovered in Vim's help tag processor. If
a user was tricked into executing the "helptags" command on
malicious data, arbitrary code could be executed with the
permissions of the user running VIM.

The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org)
has assigned the name CVE-2007-2953 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 ESX303-200903403-SG
ESX 3.0.2 ESX ESX-1008406
ESX 2.5.5 ESX affected, patch pending

* 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 3.0.2 ESX-1008409 (openssl)
http://download3.vmware.com/software/vi/ESX-1008409.tgz
md5sum: cb25fd47bc0713b968d8778c033bc846
http://kb.vmware.com/kb/1008409

ESX 3.0.2 ESX-1008408 (bind)
http://download3.vmware.com/software/vi/ESX-1008408.tgz
md5sum: b6bd9193892a9c89b9b7a1e0456d2a9a
http://kb.vmware.com/kb/1008408

ESX 3.0.2 ESX-1008406 (vim)
http://download3.vmware.com/software/vi/ESX-1008406.tgz
md5sum: f069daa58190b39e431cedbd26ce25ef
http://kb.vmware.com/kb/1008406

ESX 3.0.3 ESX303-200903406-SG (openssl)
http://download3.vmware.com/software/vi/ESX303-200903406-SG.zip
md5sum: 45a2d32f9267deb5e743366c38652c92
http://kb.vmware.com/kb/1008416

ESX 3.0.3 ESX303-200903405-SG (bind)
http://download3.vmware.com/software/vi/ESX303-200903405-SG.zip
md5sum: 34d00fd9cca7f3e08c0857b4cc254710
http://kb.vmware.com/kb/1008415

ESX 3.0.3 ESX303-200903403-SG (vim)
http://download3.vmware.com/software/vi/ESX303-200903403-SG.zip
md5sum: 9790c9512aef18beaf0d1c7d405bed1a
http://kb.vmware.com/kb/1008413

5. References

CVE numbers
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-5077
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2009-0025
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-4101
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-3432
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-2712
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2007-2953

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6. Change log

2009-03-31 VMSA-2009-0004
Initial security advisory after release of patches for ESX 3.0.2 and
3.0.3 on 2009-03-31.

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