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VMSA-2010-0010 ESX 3.5 third party update for Service Console kernel
From: VMware Security team <security () vmware com>
Date: Thu, 24 Jun 2010 22:40:03 -0700

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                   VMware Security Advisory

Advisory ID:       VMSA-2010-0010
Synopsis:          ESX 3.5 third party update for Service Console kernel
Issue date:        2010-06-24
Updated on:        2010-06-24 (initial release of advisory)
CVE numbers:       CVE-2008-5029 CVE-2008-5300 CVE-2009-1337
                   CVE-2009-1385 CVE-2009-1895 CVE-2009-2848
                   CVE-2009-3002 CVE-2009-3547 CVE-2009-2698
                   CVE-2009-2692
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1. Summary

   ESX 3.5 Console OS (COS) updates for COS package 'kernel'.

2. Relevant releases

   VMware ESX 3.5 without patch ESX350-201006401-SG

   Notes:
   Effective May 2010, VMware's patch and update release program during
   Extended Support will be continued with the condition that all
   subsequent patch and update releases will be based on the latest
   baseline release version as of May 2010 (i.e. ESX 3.0.3 Update 1,
   ESX 3.5 Update 5, and VirtualCenter 2.5 Update 6). Refer to section
   "End of Product Availability FAQs" at
   http://www.vmware.com/support/policies/lifecycle/vi/faq.html for
   details.

   Extended support for ESX 3.0.3 ends on 2011-12-10.  Users should plan
   to upgrade to at least ESX 3.5 and preferably to the newest release
   available.

3. Problem Description

 a. Service Console update for COS kernel

    The service console package kernel is updated to version 2.4.21-63.

    The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org)
    has assigned the names CVE-2008-5029, CVE-2008-5300, CVE-2009-1337,
    CVE-2009-1385, CVE-2009-1895, CVE-2009-2848, CVE-2009-3002, and
    CVE-2009-3547 to the security issues fixed in kernel-2.4.21-63.

    The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org)
    has assigned the names CVE-2009-2698, CVE-2009-2692 to the security
    issues fixed in kernel-2.4.21-60.

    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      not applicable
    ESX            3.5       ESX      ESX350-201006401-SG
    ESX            3.0.3     ESX      affected, no update planned

    vMA            4.0       RHEL5    not applicable

  * 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 3.5
   -------
   http://download3.vmware.com/software/vi/ESX350-201006401-SG.zip
   md5sum: b89fb8a51c4a896bc0bf297b57645d1d
   http://kb.vmware.com/kb/1022899

5. References

   CVE numbers
   http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-5029
   http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-5300
   http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2009-1337
   http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2009-1385
   http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2009-1895
   http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2009-2848
   http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2009-3002
   http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2009-3547
   http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2009-2698
   http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2009-2692

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6. Change log

2010-06-24  VMSA-2010-0010
Initial security advisory after release of patches for ESX 3.5
on 2010-06-24

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7. Contact

E-mail list for product security notifications and announcements:
http://lists.vmware.com/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/security-announce

This Security Advisory is posted to the following lists:

  * security-announce at lists.vmware.com
  * bugtraq at securityfocus.com
  * full-disclosure at lists.grok.org.uk

E-mail:  security at vmware.com
PGP key at: http://kb.vmware.com/kb/1055

VMware Security Center
http://www.vmware.com/security

VMware security response policy
http://www.vmware.com/support/policies/security_response.html

General support life cycle policy
http://www.vmware.com/support/policies/eos.html

VMware Infrastructure support life cycle policy
http://www.vmware.com/support/policies/eos_vi.html

Copyright 2010 VMware Inc.  All rights reserved.

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