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VMSA-2010-0009 ESXi ntp and ESX Service Console third party updates May 28 2010 05:42AM
VMware Security team (security vmware com)
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VMware Security Advisory

Advisory ID: VMSA-2010-0009
Synopsis: ESXi ntp and ESX Service Console third party updates
Issue date: 2010-05-27
Updated on: 2010-05-27 (initial release of advisory)
CVE numbers: CVE-2009-2695 CVE-2009-2908 CVE-2009-3228
CVE-2009-3286 CVE-2009-3547 CVE-2009-3613
CVE-2009-3612 CVE-2009-3620 CVE-2009-3621
CVE-2009-3726 CVE-2007-4567 CVE-2009-4536
CVE-2009-4537 CVE-2009-4538 CVE-2006-6304
CVE-2009-2910 CVE-2009-3080 CVE-2009-3556
CVE-2009-3889 CVE-2009-3939 CVE-2009-4020
CVE-2009-4021 CVE-2009-4138 CVE-2009-4141
CVE-2009-4272 CVE-2009-3563 CVE-2009-4355
CVE-2009-2409 CVE-2009-0590 CVE-2009-1377
CVE-2009-1378 CVE-2009-1379 CVE-2009-1386
CVE-2009-1387 CVE-2009-4212 CVE-2009-1384
CVE-2010-0097 CVE-2010-0290 CVE-2009-3736
CVE-2010-0001 CVE-2010-0426 CVE-2010-0427
CVE-2010-0382
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1. Summary

ESXi update for ntp and ESX Console OS (COS) updates for COS
kernel, openssl, krb5, gcc, bind, gzip, sudo.

2. Relevant releases

VMware ESX 4.0.0 without patches ESX400-201005401-SG,
ESX400-201005406-SG, ESX400-201005408-SG, ESX400-201005407-SG,
ESX400-201005405-SG, ESX400-201005409-SG

3. Problem Description

a. Service Console update for COS kernel

Updated COS package "kernel" addresses the security issues that are
fixed through versions 2.6.18-164.11.1.

The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org)
has assigned the names CVE-2009-2695, CVE-2009-2908, CVE-2009-3228,
CVE-2009-3286, CVE-2009-3547, CVE-2009-3613 to the security issues
fixed in kernel 2.6.18-164.6.1

The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org)
has assigned the names CVE-2009-3612, CVE-2009-3620, CVE-2009-3621,
CVE-2009-3726 to the security issues fixed in kernel 2.6.18-164.9.1.

The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org)
has assigned the names CVE-2007-4567, CVE-2009-4536, CVE-2009-4537,
CVE-2009-4538 to the security issues fixed in kernel 2.6.18-164.10.1

The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org)
has assigned the names CVE-2006-6304, CVE-2009-2910, CVE-2009-3080,
CVE-2009-3556, CVE-2009-3889, CVE-2009-3939, CVE-2009-4020,
CVE-2009-4021, CVE-2009-4138, CVE-2009-4141, and CVE-2009-4272 to
the security issues fixed in kernel 2.6.18-164.11.1.

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
============= ======== ======= =================
VirtualCenter any Windows not affected

hosted * any any not affected

ESXi any ESXi not affected

ESX 4.0 ESX ESX400-201005401-SG
ESX 3.5 ESX not applicable
ESX 3.0.3 ESX not applicable
ESX 2.5.5 ESX not applicable

vMA 4.0 RHEL5 affected, patch pending

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

b. ESXi userworld update for ntp

The Network Time Protocol (NTP) is used to synchronize the time of
a computer client or server to another server or reference time
source.

A vulnerability in ntpd could allow a remote attacker to cause a
denial of service (CPU and bandwidth consumption) by using
MODE_PRIVATE to send a spoofed (1) request or (2) response packet
that triggers a continuous exchange of MODE_PRIVATE error responses
between two NTP daemons.

The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures Project (cve.mitre.org)
has assigned the name CVE-2009-3563 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
============= ======== ======= =================
VirtualCenter any Windows not affected

hosted * any any not affected

ESXi 4.0 ESXi ESXi400-201005401-SG
ESXi 3.5 ESXi affected, patch pending

ESX any ESX not applicable

vMA any RHEL5 not applicable

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

c. Service Console package openssl updated to 0.9.8e-12.el5_4.1

OpenSSL is a toolkit implementing SSL v2/v3 and TLS protocols with
full-strength cryptography world-wide.

A memory leak in the zlib could allow a remote attacker to cause a
denial of service (memory consumption) via vectors that trigger
incorrect calls to the CRYPTO_cleanup_all_ex_data function.

The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures Project (cve.mitre.org)
has assigned the name CVE-2009-4355 to this issue.

A vulnerability was discovered which may allow remote attackers to
spoof certificates by using MD2 design flaws to generate a hash
collision in less than brute-force time. NOTE: the scope of this
issue is currently limited because the amount of computation
required is still large.

The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures Project (cve.mitre.org)
has assigned the name CVE-2009-2409 to this issue.

This update also includes security fixes that were first addressed
in version openssl-0.9.8e-12.el5.i386.rpm.

The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures Project (cve.mitre.org)
has assigned the names CVE-2009-0590, CVE-2009-1377, CVE-2009-1378,
CVE-2009-1379, CVE-2009-1386 and CVE-2009-1387 to these issues.

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
============= ======== ======= =================
VirtualCenter any Windows not affected

hosted * any any not affected

ESXi any ESXi not affected

ESX 4.0 ESX ESX400-201005401-SG
ESX 3.5 ESX not applicable
ESX 3.0.3 ESX not applicable
ESX 2.5.5 ESX not applicable

vMA 4.0 RHEL5 affected, patch pending**

* hosted products are VMware Workstation, Player, ACE, Server, Fusion.
** see VMSA-2010-0004

d. Service Console update for krb5 to 1.6.1-36.el5_4.1 and pam_krb5 to
2.2.14-15.

Kerberos is a network authentication protocol. It is designed to
provide strong authentication for client/server applications by
using secret-key cryptography.

Multiple integer underflows in the AES and RC4 functionality in the
crypto library could allow remote attackers to cause a denial of
service (daemon crash) or possibly execute arbitrary code by
providing ciphertext with a length that is too short to be valid.

The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures Project (cve.mitre.org)
has assigned the name CVE-2009-4212 to this issue.

The service console package for pam_krb5 is updated to version
pam_krb5-2.2.14-15. This update fixes a flaw found in pam_krb5. In
some non-default configurations (specifically, where pam_krb5 would
be the first module to prompt for a password), a remote attacker
could use this flaw to recognize valid usernames, which would aid a
dictionary-based password guess attack.

The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures Project (cve.mitre.org)
has assigned the name CVE-2009-1384 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
============= ======== ======= =================
VirtualCenter any Windows not affected

hosted * any any not affected

ESXi any ESXi not affected

ESX 4.0 ESX ESX400-201005406-SG
ESX 3.5 ESX affected, patch pending
ESX 3.0.3 ESX affected, patch pending
ESX 2.5.5 ESX affected, patch pending

vMA 4.0 RHEL5 affected, patch pending

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

e. Service Console package bind updated to 9.3.6-4.P1.el5_4.2

BIND (Berkeley Internet Name Daemon) is by far the most widely used
Domain Name System (DNS) software on the Internet.

A vulnerability was discovered which could allow remote attacker to
add the Authenticated Data (AD) flag to a forged NXDOMAIN response
for an existing domain.

The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures Project (cve.mitre.org)
has assigned the name CVE-2010-0097 to this issue.

A vulnerability was discovered which could allow remote attackers
to conduct DNS cache poisoning attacks by receiving a recursive
client query and sending a response that contains CNAME or DNAME
records, which do not have the intended validation before caching.

The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures Project (cve.mitre.org)
has assigned the name CVE-2010-0290 to this issue.

A vulnerability was found in the way that bind handles out-of-
bailiwick data accompanying a secure response without re-fetching
from the original source, which could allow remote attackers to
have an unspecified impact via a crafted response.

The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures Project (cve.mitre.org)
has assigned the name CVE-2010-0382 to this issue.

NOTE: ESX does not use the BIND name service daemon by default.

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
============= ======== ======= =================
VirtualCenter any Windows not affected

hosted * any any not affected

ESXi any ESXi not affected

ESX 4.0 ESX ESX400-201005408-SG
ESX 3.5 ESX not applicable
ESX 3.0.3 ESX not applicable
ESX 2.5.5 ESX not applicable

vMA 4.0 RHEL5 affected, patch pending

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

f. Service Console package gcc updated to 3.2.3-60

The GNU Compiler Collection includes front ends for C, C++,
Objective-C, Fortran, Java, and Ada, as well as libraries for these
languages

GNU Libtool's ltdl.c attempts to open .la library files in the
current working directory. This could allow a local user to gain
privileges via a Trojan horse file. The GNU C Compiler collection
(gcc) provided in ESX contains a statically linked version of the
vulnerable code, and is being replaced.

The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures Project (cve.mitre.org)
has assigned the name CVE-2009-3736 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
============= ======== ======= =================
VirtualCenter any Windows not affected

hosted * any any not affected

ESXi any ESXi not applicable

ESX 4.0 ESX ESX400-201005407-SG
ESX 3.5 ESX affected, patch pending
ESX 3.0.3 ESX affected, patch pending
ESX 2.5.5 ESX affected, patch pending

vMA 4.0 RHEL5 affected, patch pending

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

g. Service Console package gzip update to 1.3.3-15.rhel3

gzip is a software application used for file compression

An integer underflow in gzip's unlzw function on 64-bit platforms
may allow a remote attacker to trigger an array index error
leading to a denial of service (application crash) or possibly
execute arbitrary code via a crafted LZW compressed file.

The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures Project (cve.mitre.org)
has assigned the name CVE-2010-0001 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
============= ======== ======= =================
VirtualCenter any Windows not affected

hosted * any any not affected

ESXi any ESXi not affected

ESX 4.0 ESX ESX400-201005405-SG
ESX 3.5 ESX affected, patch pending
ESX 3.0.3 ESX affected, patch pending
ESX 2.5.5 ESX affected, patch pending

vMA 4.0 RHEL5 affected, patch pending

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

h. Service Console package sudo updated to 1.6.9p17-6.el5_4

Sudo (su "do") allows a system administrator to delegate authority
to give certain users (or groups of users) the ability to run some
(or all) commands as root or another user while providing an audit
trail of the commands and their arguments.

When a pseudo-command is enabled, sudo permits a match between the
name of the pseudo-command and the name of an executable file in an
arbitrary directory, which allows local users to gain privileges
via a crafted executable file.

The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures Project (cve.mitre.org)
has assigned the name CVE-2010-0426 to this issue.

When the runas_default option is used, sudo does not properly set
group memberships, which allows local users to gain privileges via
a sudo command.

The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures Project (cve.mitre.org)
has assigned the name CVE-2010-0427 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
============= ======== ======= =================
VirtualCenter any Windows not affected

hosted * any any not affected

ESXi any ESXi not affected

ESX 4.0 ESX ESX400-201005409-SG
ESX 3.5 ESX not applicable
ESX 3.0.3 ESX not applicable
ESX 2.5.5 ESX not applicable

vMA 4.0 RHEL5 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 4.0
-------
http://bit.ly/aqTCqn
md5sum: ace37cd8d7c6388edcea2798ba8be939
sha1sum: 8fe7312fe74a435e824d879d4f1ff33df25cee78
http://kb.vmware.com/kb/1013127

Note ESX400-201005001 contains the following security bulletins
ESX400-201005404-SG (ntp), ESX400-201005405-SG (gzip),
ESX400-201005408-SG (bind), ESX400-201005401-SG (kernel, openssl),
ESX400-201005406-SG (krb5, pam_krb5), ESX400-201005402-SG (JRE),
ESX400-201005403-SG (expat), ESX400-201005409-SG (sudo),
ESX400-201005407-SG (gcc).

5. References

CVE numbers
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2009-2695
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2009-2908
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2009-3228
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2009-3286
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2009-3547
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2009-3613
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2009-3612
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2009-3620
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2009-3621
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2009-3726
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2007-4567
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2009-4536
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2009-4537
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2009-4538
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2006-6304
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2009-2910
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2009-3080
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2009-3556
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2009-3889
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2009-3939
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2009-4020
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2009-4021
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2009-4138
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2009-4141
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2009-4272
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2009-3563
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2009-4355
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2009-2409
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2009-0590
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2009-1377
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2009-1378
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2009-1379
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2009-1386
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2009-1387
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2009-4212
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2009-1384
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2010-0097
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2010-0290
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2009-3736
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2010-0001
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2010-0426
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2010-0427
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2010-0382

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6. Change log

2010-05-27 VMSA-2010-0009
Initial security advisory after release of patch 06 bulletins for ESX
4.0 on 2010-05-27

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