VMSA-2011-0004 : VMware ESX/ESXi SLPD denial of service vulnerability and ESX third-party updates for Service Console packages bind, pam, and rpm.

This script is Copyright (C) 2011-2014 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

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

Description :

a. Service Location Protocol daemon DoS

This patch fixes a denial-of-service vulnerability in
the Service Location Protocol daemon (SLPD). Exploitation of this
vulnerability could cause SLPD to consume significant CPU
resources.

VMware would like to thank Nicolas Gregoire and US CERT for
reporting this issue to us.

The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures Project (cve.mitre.org)
has assigned the name CVE-2010-3609 to this issue.

b. Service Console update for bind

This patch updates the bind-libs and bind-utils RPMs to version
9.3.6-4.P1.el5_5.3, which resolves multiple security issues.

The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org)
has assigned the names CVE-2010-3613, CVE-2010-3614, and
CVE-2010-3762 to these issues.

c. Service Console update for pam

This patch updates the pam RPM to pam_0.99.6.2-3.27.5437.vmw,
which resolves multiple security issues with PAM modules.

The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org)
has assigned the names CVE-2010-3316, CVE-2010-3435, and
CVE-2010-3853 to these issues.

d. Service Console update for rpm, rpm-libs, rpm-python, and popt

This patch updates rpm, rpm-libs, and rpm-python RPMs to
4.4.2.3-20.el5_5.1, and popt to version 1.10.2.3-20.el5_5.1,
which resolves a security issue.

The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org)
has assigned the name CVE-2010-2059 to this issue.

See also :

http://lists.vmware.com/pipermail/security-announce/2012/000159.html

Solution :

Apply the missing patches.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.2
(CVSS2#AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
CVSS Temporal Score : 6.3
(CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : false