VMSA-2011-0002 Cisco Nexus 1000V VEM updates address denial of service in VMware ESX/ESXi Feb 08 2011 05:30AM
VMware Security Team (security vmware com)
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VMware Security Advisory

Advisory ID: VMSA-2011-0002
Synopsis: Cisco Nexus 1000V VEM updates address denial of
service in VMware ESX/ESXi
Issue date: 2011-02-07
Updated on: 2011-02-07 (initial release of advisory)
CVE numbers: CVE-2011-0355
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1. Summary

Updated versions of the Cisco Nexus 1000V virtual switch address a
denial
of service in VMware ESX/ESXi.

2. Relevant releases

The following VMware products could be affected by a denial of service
vulnerability that is present in older versions of the Cisco Nexus
1000V virtual switch:

- ESXi 4.1
- ESXi 4.0
- ESX 4.1
- ESX 4.0

The following Cisco products have the vulnerability:

- Cisco Nexus 1000V Virtual Ethernet Module Release 4.0(4) SV1(3b)
- Cisco Nexus 1000V Virtual Ethernet Module Release 4.0(4) SV1(3a)
- Cisco Nexus 1000V Virtual Ethernet Module Release 4.0(4) SV1(3)
- Cisco Nexus 1000V Virtual Ethernet Module Release 4.0(4) SV1(2)
- Cisco Nexus 1000V Virtual Ethernet Module Release 4.0(4) SV1(1)

3. Problem Description

a. Cisco Nexus 1000V Virtual Ethernet Module denial of service

The Cisco Nexus 1000V Virtual Ethernet Module (VEM) is a virtual
switch for ESX and ESXi. This switch can be added to ESX and ESXi
where it replaces the VMware virtual switch and runs as part of the
ESX and ESXi kernel.

A flaw in the handling of dropped packets by Cisco Nexus 1000V VEM
can cause ESX and ESXi to crash.

The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org)
has assigned the name CVE-2011-0355 to the issue.

The issue is addressed by Cisco in the following releases:
- Cisco Nexus 1000V Virtual Ethernet Module Release 4.2(4) SV1(4)
- Cisco Nexus 1000V Virtual Ethernet Module Release 4.0(4) SV1(3c)
For details refer to the release notes of these releases (see
section 4 for links).

VMware customers are only affected by this vulnerability if they
have chosen to deploy the Cisco Nexus 1000V virtual switch as a
replacement for the VMware vNetwork Standard Switch or the VMware
vNetwork Distributed Switch.

VMware has confirmed that the VMware vNetwork Standard Switch and
the VMware vNetwork Distributed Switch are not affected by the
vulnerability.

The issue is documented by Cisco in Cisco bug ID CSCtj17451 (see
section 5 for a link).

4. Solution

Cisco Nexus 1000V Virtual Ethernet Module Release 4.2(1) SV1(4)
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Release notes

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/docs/switches/datacenter/nexus1000/sw/4_2_1_s
_v_
1_4/release/notes/n1000v_rn.html

Cisco Nexus 1000V Virtual Ethernet Module Release 4.0(4) SV1(3c)
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Release notes

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/docs/switches/datacenter/nexus1000/sw/4_0_4_s
_v_
1_3_c/release/notes/n1000v_rn.html

5. References

CVE numbers
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2011-0355

Cisco bug ID CSCtj17451 (registered Cisco customers only)

http://tools.cisco.com/Support/BugToolKit/search/getBugDetails.do?method
=fe
tchBugDetails&bugId=CSCtj17451

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6. Change log

2011-02-07 VMSA-2011-0002
Initial security advisory in conjunction with the release of Cisco Nexus
1000V Virtual Ethernet Module 1.3c on 2011-02-04.

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Copyright 2011 VMware Inc. All rights reserved.

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