VMSA-2013-0012 : VMware vSphere updates address multiple vulnerabilities

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Synopsis :

The remote VMware ESXi / ESX host is missing a security-related patch.

Description :

a. VMware ESXi and ESX contain a vulnerability in hostd-vmdb.

To exploit this vulnerability, an attacker must intercept and
modify the management traffic. Exploitation of the issue may lead
to a Denial of Service of the hostd-vmdb service.

To reduce the likelihood of exploitation, vSphere components
should be deployed on an isolated management network.

VMware would like to thank Alex Chapman of Context Information
Security for reporting this issue to us.

The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org)
has assigned the name CVE-2013-5970 to this issue.

b. VMware vSphere Web Client Server Session Fixation Vulnerability

The VMware vSphere Web Client Server contains a vulnerability in
the handling of session IDs. To exploit this vulnerability, an
attacker must know a valid session ID of an authenticated user.
Exploitation of the issue may lead to Elevation of Privilege.

To reduce the likelihood of exploitation, vSphere components
should be deployed on an isolated management network.

VMware would like to thank Alexey Tyurin of DSecRG for reporting
this issue to us.

The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org)
has assigned the name CVE-2013-5971 to this issue.

c. vCenter and Update Manager, Oracle JRE update 1.6.0_51.

Oracle JRE is updated to version 1.6.0_51, which addresses
multiple security issues that existed in earlier releases of
Oracle JRE.

Oracle has documented the CVE identifiers that are addressed
in JRE 1.6.0_51 in the Oracle Java SE Critical Patch Update
Advisory of June 2013. The References section provides a
link to this advisory.

See also :

http://lists.vmware.com/pipermail/security-announce/2014/000232.html

Solution :

Apply the missing patch.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.1
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:C)
CVSS Temporal Score : 6.2
(CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: VMware ESX Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 70527 ()

Bugtraq ID: 63216
63218

CVE ID: CVE-2013-5970
CVE-2013-5971