VMSA-2008-0013 : Updated ESX packages for OpenSSL, net-snmp, perl

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Synopsis :

The remote VMware ESX host is missing one or more security-related
patches.

Description :

I Security Issues

a. OpenSSL Binaries Updated

This fix updates the third-party OpenSSL library.

The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org)
has assigned the names CVE-2007-3108 and CVE-2007-5135 to the issues
addressed by this update.

II Service Console rpm updates

a. net-snmp Security update

This fix upgrades the service console rpm for net-snmp to version
net-snmp-5.0.9-2.30E.24.

Note: this update is relevant for ESX 3.0.3. The initial advisory
incorrectly stated that this update was present in ESX 3.0.3
when it was released on August 8, 2008.

The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org)
has assigned the names CVE-2008-2292 and CVE-2008-0960 to the issues
addressed in net-snmp-5.0.9-2.30E.24.

b. perl Security update

This fix upgrades the service console rpm for perl to version
perl-5.8.0-98.EL3.

Note: this update is relevant for ESX 3.0.3. The initial advisory
incorrectly stated that this update was present in ESX 3.0.3
when it was released on August 8, 2008.

The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org)
has assigned the name CVE-2008-1927 to the issue addressed in
perl-5.8.0-98.EL3.

See also :

http://lists.vmware.com/pipermail/security-announce/2008/000036.html

Solution :

Apply the missing patches.

Risk factor :

Critical / CVSS Base Score : 10.0
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
CVSS Temporal Score : 8.3
(CVSS2#E:F/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: VMware ESX Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 40381 ()

Bugtraq ID: 28928
29623

CVE ID: CVE-2006-3738
CVE-2007-3108
CVE-2007-5135
CVE-2008-0960
CVE-2008-1927
CVE-2008-2292