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VMSA-2010-0017 VMware ESX third party update for Service Console kernel
From: VMware Security Team <security () vmware com>
Date: Mon, 29 Nov 2010 22:43:45 -0800

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                  VMware Security Advisory

Advisory ID:       VMSA-2010-0017
Synopsis:          VMware ESX third party update for Service Console
                  kernel
Issue date:        2010-11-29
Updated on:        2010-11-29 (initial release of advisory)
CVE numbers:       CVE-2010-3081
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1. Summary

  ESX Service Console OS (COS) kernel update.

2. Relevant releases

  VMware ESX 4.1 without patch ESX410-201011001

3. Problem Description

a. Service Console OS update for COS kernel package.

   This patch updates the Service Console kernel to fix a stack
   pointer underflow issue in the 32-bit compatibility layer.

   Exploitation of this issue could allow a local user to gain
   additional privileges.

   The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org)
   has assigned the name CVE-2010-3081 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            4.1       ESX      ESX410-201011402-SG
   ESX            4.0       ESX      patch pending
   ESX            3.x       ESX      not applicable

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

4. Solution

  Please review the patch/release notes for your product and version
  and verify the md5sum of your downloaded file.

  ESX 4.1
  -------
  ESX410-201011001
  Download link:
https://hostupdate.vmware.com/software/VUM/OFFLINE/release-253-20101122-763
417/ESX410-201011001.zip
  md5sum: e73fd3302529c1d85d9cc47457dfb963
  sha1sum: c0e0eac907c04105791ac44e288e7d8076dc14e0
  http://kb.vmware.com/kb/1029400

  ESX410-201011001 contains the following security bulletins:
  ESX410-201011402-SG (COS kernel) | http://kb.vmware.com/kb/1029397

  ESX410-201011001 also contains the following non-security bulletins
  ESX410-201011401-BG

  To install an individual bulletin use esxupdate with the -b option.

5. References

  CVE numbers
  http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2010-3081

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6. Change log

2010-11-29  VMSA-2010-0017
Initial security advisory after release of patches for ESX 4.1
on 2010-11-29

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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

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http://www.vmware.com/security/advisories

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http://www.vmware.com/support/policies/security_response.html

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http://www.vmware.com/support/policies/eos.html

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http://www.vmware.com/support/policies/eos_vi.html

Copyright 2010 VMware Inc.  All rights reserved.



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