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VMSA-2012-0008 VMware ESX updates to ESX Service Console
From: VMware Security Team <security () vmware com>
Date: Thu, 26 Apr 2012 22:32:47 -0700

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                  VMware Security Advisory

Advisory ID: VMSA-2012-0008
Synopsis:    VMware ESX updates to ESX Service Console
Issue date:  2012-04-26
Updated on:  2012-04-26 (initial advisory)
CVE numbers: CVE-2010-4008, CVE-2011-0216, CVE-2011-1944, CVE-2011-2834,
            CVE-2011-3191, CVE-2011-4348, CVE-2012-0028, CVE-2011-3905,
            CVE-2011-3919
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1. Summary

  VMware ESX updates to ESX Service Console.

2. Relevant releases

  ESX 4.1 without patches ESX410-201204401-SG,ESX410-201204402-SG

3. Problem Description

a. ESX third party update for Service Console kernel

   The ESX Service Console Operating System (COS) kernel is updated
   which addresses several security issues in the COS kernel.

   The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has
   assigned the names CVE-2011-3191, CVE-2011-4348 and CVE-2012-0028 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
   =============  ========  =======  =================
   vCenter        any       Windows  not affected

   hosted *       any       any      not affected

   ESXi           any       ESXi     not affected

   ESX            4.1       ESX      ESX410-201204401-SG
   ESX            4.0       ESX      patch pending **
   ESX            3.5       ESX      not applicable

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

 ** Two of the three issues, CVE-2011-3191 and CVE-2011-4348, have
    already been addressed on ESX 4.0 in an earlier kernel patch. See
    VMSA-2012-0006 for details.

b. Updated ESX Service Console package libxml2

   The ESX Console Operating System (COS) libxml2 rpms are updated to
   the following versions libxml2-2.6.26-2.1.12.el5_7.2 and
   libxml2-python-2.6.26-2.1.12.el5_7.2 which addresses several
   security issues.

   The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has
   assigned the names CVE-2010-4008, CVE-2011-0216, CVE-2011-1944,
   CVE-2011-2834, CVE-2011-3905, CVE-2011-3919 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
   =============  ========  =======  =================
   vCenter        any       Windows  not affected

   hosted *       any       any      not affected

   ESXi           any       ESXi     not affected

   ESX            4.1       ESX      ESX410-201204402-SG
   ESX            4.0       ESX      patch pending
   ESX            3.5       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 checksum of your downloaded file.
ESX 4.1
  -------
  ESX410-201204001
  md5sum: 7994635547b375b51422b1a166c6e214
  sha1sum: 9d5f3c9cbc53a9e03524b9bf0935c71f3dadf620
  http://kb.vmware.com/kb/2013057

  ESX410-201204001 contains ESX410-201204401-SG and
  ESX410-201204402-SG
5. References

  http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2010-4008
  http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2011-0216
  http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2011-1944
  http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2011-2834
  http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2011-3191
  http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2011-4348
  http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2012-0028
  http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2011-3905
  http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2011-3919

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6. Change log

  2012-04-26 VMSA-2012-0008
  Initial security advisory in conjunction with the release of
  patches for ESX 4.1 on 2012-04-26.

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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
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