VMSA-2014-0006 : VMware product updates address OpenSSL security vulnerabilities

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Synopsis :

The remote VMware ESXi host is missing one or more security-related

Description :

a. OpenSSL update for multiple products.

OpenSSL libraries have been updated in multiple products to
versions 0.9.8za and 1.0.1h in order to resolve multiple security

The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org)
has assigned the names CVE-2014-0224, CVE-2014-0198,
CVE-2010-5298, CVE-2014-3470, CVE-2014-0221 and CVE-2014-0195 to
these issues. The most important of these issues is

CVE-2014-0198, CVE-2010-5298 and CVE-2014-3470 are considered to
be of moderate severity. Exploitation is highly unlikely or is
mitigated due to the application configuration.

CVE-2014-0221 and CVE-2014-0195, which are listed in the OpenSSL
Security Advisory (see Reference section below), do not affect
any VMware products.

CVE-2014-0224 may lead to a Man-in-the-Middle attack if a server
is running a vulnerable version of OpenSSL 1.0.1 and clients are
running a vulnerable version of OpenSSL 0.9.8 or 1.0.1. Updating
the server will mitigate this issue for both the server and all
affected clients.

CVE-2014-0224 may affect products differently depending on
whether the product is acting as a client or a server and of
which version of OpenSSL the product is using. For readability
the affected products have been split into 3 tables below,
based on the different client-server configurations and
deployment scenarios.


Clients that communicate with a patched or non-vulnerable server
are not vulnerable to CVE-2014-0224. Applying these patches to
affected servers will mitigate the affected clients (See Table 1

Clients that communicate over untrusted networks such as public
Wi-Fi and communicate to a server running a vulnerable version of
OpenSSL 1.0.1. can be mitigated by using a secure network such as
VPN (see Table 2 below).

Clients and servers that are deployed on an isolated network are
less exposed to CVE-2014-0224 (see Table 3 below). The affected
products are typically deployed to communicate over the
management network.


VMware recommends customers evaluate and deploy patches for
affected Servers in Table 1 below as these patches become
available. Patching these servers will remove the ability to
exploit the vulnerability described in CVE-2014-0224 on both
clients and servers.

VMware recommends customers consider
applying patches to products listed in Table 2 & 3 as required.

Column 4 of the following tables lists the action required to
remediate the vulnerability in each release, if a solution is

Table 1
Affected servers running a vulnerable version of OpenSSL 1.0.1.

See also :


Solution :

Apply the missing patches.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.8
CVSS Temporal Score : 5.6
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: VMware ESX Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 74465 ()

Bugtraq ID: 67899

CVE ID: CVE-2010-5298

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