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VMSA-2008-0017 Updated ESX packages for libxml2, ucd-snmp, libtiff
From: VMware Security Team <security () vmware com>
Date: Fri, 31 Oct 2008 00:12:34 -0700

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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
  ---
  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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 * full-disclosure at lists.grok.org.uk

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