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VMSA-2011-0014 VMware vCenter Update Manager fix for Jetty Web server addresses directory traversal vulnerability
From: VMware Security Team <security () vmware com>
Date: Thu, 17 Nov 2011 22:52:33 -0800

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                        VMware Security Advisory

 Advisory ID: VMSA-2011-0014
 Synopsis:    VMware vCenter Update Manager fix for Jetty Web server
              addresses directory traversal vulnerability

 Issue date:  2011-11-17
 Updated on:  2011-11-17 (initial release of advisory)
 
 CVE numbers: CVE-2011-4404
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1. Summary

   Configuration update for VMware vSphere Update Manager's third party
   Jetty Web server component addresses directory traversal
   vulnerability.

2. Relevant releases

   vCenter Update Manager 4.1 prior to Update 2

   vCenter Update Manager 4.0 prior to Update 4
      
3. Problem Description

 a. Directory traversal in third party Jetty Web server component

    VMware vSphere Update Manager is an automated patch management
    solution for VMware ESX hosts and Microsoft virtual machines. Update
    Manager embeds the Jetty Web server which is a third party
    component.

    The way the Jetty Web Server in vSphere Update Manager is configured
    allows for directory traversal. This issue is a variant of the
    directory traversal issue that was addressed in earlier versions of
    vSphere Update Manager. See VMSA-2010-0012 for additional
    information.
    
    VMware would like to thank Alexey Sintsov from Digital Security
    Research Group for reporting this issue to us.

    The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org)
    has assigned the name CVE-2011-4404 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
    =============  ========  =======  =================
    vCenter        any       Windows  not affected
      
    Update Manager 5.0       Windows  not affected
    Update Manager 4.1       Windows  Update 2
    Update Manager 4.0       Windows  Update 4
      
    hosted *       any       any      not affected
      
    ESXi           any       ESXi     not affected
      
    ESX            any       ESX      not affected
      
  * 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.

   VMware vCenter Server 4.1
   ----------------------------------------------
   vCenter Server 4.1 Update 2
   The download for vCenter Server includes vSphere Update Manager.
   
   Download link:
 
http://downloads.vmware.com/d/info/datacenter_cloud_infrastructure/vmware_v
sphere/4_1
   
   Release Notes:    
   https://www.vmware.com/support/pubs/vum_pubs.html

   File: VMware-VIMSetup-all-4.1.0-493063.iso
   md5sum: d132326846a85bfc9ebbc53defeee6e1
   sha1sum: 192c3e5d2a10bbe53c025cc7eedb3133a23e0541
   
   File: VMware-VIMSetup-all-4.1.0-493063.zip
   md5sum: 7fd7b09e501bd8fde52649b395491222
   sha1sum: 46dd00e7c594ac672a5d7c3c27d15be2f5a5f1f1

   VMware vCenter Server 4.0
   ----------------------------------------------
   vCenter Server 4.0 Update 4
   The download for vCenter Server includes vSphere Update Manager.
   
   Download link:
 
http://downloads.vmware.com/d/info/datacenter_cloud_infrastructure/vmware_v
sphere/4_0
   
   Release Notes:    
   https://www.vmware.com/support/pubs/vum_pubs.html
   
   File: VMware-VIMSetup-all-4.0.0-502539.iso
   md5sum: b418ff3d394f91b418271b6b93dfd6bd
   sha1sum: 56c2ec60f8b8a734a8312d9e38d5d70cd20c0927
   
   File: VMware-VIMSetup-all-4.0.0-502539.zip
   md5sum: 2acfadde1ec0cd6d37063d87246d6942
   sha1sum: ea1f3a3cb178f23fc2cf49bfc1450d10e5f699f8

5. References

   CVE numbers
   http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2011-4404
 
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6. Change log

   2011-11-17 VMSA-2011-0014
   Initial security advisory in conjunction with the release of
   Update 4 for vCenter Server 4.0, vSphere Update Manager 4.0,
   vSphere Hypervisor (ESXi) 4.0 and ESX 4.0 on 2011-11-17.

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     * 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
   
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   http://www.vmware.com/support/policies/eos_vi.html
   
   Copyright 2011 VMware Inc.  All rights reserved.


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