VMSA-2012-0001 : VMware ESXi and ESX updates to third-party library and ESX Service Console

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

a. ESX third-party update for Service Console kernel

The ESX Service Console Operating System (COS) kernel is updated to
kernel-2.6.18-274.3.1.el5 to fix multiple security issues in the
COS kernel.

The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has
assigned the names CVE-2011-0726, CVE-2011-1078, CVE-2011-1079,
CVE-2011-1080, CVE-2011-1093, CVE-2011-1163, CVE-2011-1166,
CVE-2011-1170, CVE-2011-1171, CVE-2011-1172, CVE-2011-1494,
CVE-2011-1495, CVE-2011-1577, CVE-2011-1763, CVE-2010-4649,
CVE-2011-0695, CVE-2011-0711, CVE-2011-1044, CVE-2011-1182,
CVE-2011-1573, CVE-2011-1576, CVE-2011-1593, CVE-2011-1745,
CVE-2011-1746, CVE-2011-1776, CVE-2011-1936, CVE-2011-2022,
CVE-2011-2213, CVE-2011-2492, CVE-2011-1780, CVE-2011-2525,
CVE-2011-2689, CVE-2011-2482, CVE-2011-2491, CVE-2011-2495,
CVE-2011-2517, CVE-2011-2519, CVE-2011-2901 to these issues.

b. ESX third-party update for Service Console cURL RPM

The ESX Service Console (COS) curl RPM is updated to cURL-7.15.5.9
resolving a security issues.

The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has
assigned the name CVE-2011-2192 to this issue.

c. ESX third-party update for Service Console nspr and nss RPMs

The ESX Service Console (COS) nspr and nss RPMs are updated to
nspr-4.8.8-1.el5_7 and nss-3.12.10-4.el5_7 respectively resolving
a security issues.

A Certificate Authority (CA) issued fraudulent SSL certificates and
Netscape Portable Runtime (NSPR) and Network Security Services (NSS)
contain the built-in tokens of this fraudulent Certificate
Authority. This update renders all SSL certificates signed by the
fraudulent CA as untrusted for all uses.

d. ESX third-party update for Service Console rpm RPMs

The ESX Service Console Operating System (COS) rpm packages are
updated to popt-1.10.2.3-22.el5_7.2, rpm-4.4.2.3-22.el5_7.2,
rpm-libs-4.4.2.3-22.el5_7.2 and rpm-python-4.4.2.3-22.el5_7.2
which fixes multiple security issues.

The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has
assigned the names CVE-2010-2059 and CVE-2011-3378 to these
issues.

e. ESX third-party update for Service Console samba RPMs

The ESX Service Console Operating System (COS) samba packages are
updated to samba-client-3.0.33-3.29.el5_7.4,
samba-common-3.0.33-3.29.el5_7.4 and
libsmbclient-3.0.33-3.29.el5_7.4 which fixes multiple security
issues in the Samba client.

The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has
assigned the names CVE-2010-0547, CVE-2010-0787, CVE-2011-1678,
CVE-2011-2522 and CVE-2011-2694 to these issues.

Note that ESX does not include the Samba Web Administration Tool
(SWAT) and therefore ESX COS is not affected by CVE-2011-2522 and
CVE-2011-2694.

f. ESX third-party update for Service Console python package

The ESX Service Console (COS) python package is updated to
2.4.3-44 which fixes multiple security issues.

The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has
assigned the names CVE-2009-3720, CVE-2010-3493, CVE-2011-1015 and
CVE-2011-1521 to these issues.

g. ESXi update to third-party component python

The python third-party library is updated to python 2.5.6 which
fixes multiple security issues.

The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has
assigned the names CVE-2009-3560, CVE-2009-3720, CVE-2010-1634,
CVE-2010-2089, and CVE-2011-1521 to these issues.

See also :

http://lists.vmware.com/pipermail/security-announce/2012/000170.html

Solution :

Apply the missing patches.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 9.3
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
CVSS Temporal Score : 7.7
(CVSS2#E:F/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : true