VMware ESX Multiple Vulnerabilities (VMSA-2009-0009) (remote check)

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Synopsis :

The remote host is missing a security-related patch.

Description :

The remote VMware ESX host is missing a security-related patch. It is,
therefore, affected by multiple vulnerabilities :

- A flaw exists in sudo in file parse.c due to a failure
to properly interpret a system group (%group) in the
sudoers configuration file when handling authorization
decisions for users belonging to that group. A local
attacker can exploit this to gain root privileges via a
crafted sudo command. (CVE-2009-0034)

- A flaw exists in the redirect implementation in libcurl
that allows arbitrary Location values to be accepted
when CURLOPT_FOLLOWLOCATION is enabled. An attacker
with control of a remote HTTP server can exploit this,
via crafted redirect URLs, to trigger requests to
intranet servers, to read or write arbitrary files, or
to execute arbitrary commands. (CVE-2009-0037)

- A flaw exists in udev due to a failure to verify that a
NETLINK message originates from the kernel space. A
local attacker can exploit this, via a crafted NETLINK
message, to gain elevated privileges on the root file
system. (CVE-2009-1185)

See also :

https://www.vmware.com/security/advisories/VMSA-2009-0009

Solution :

Apply the appropriate patch according to the vendor advisory that
pertains to ESX version 4.0.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.2
(CVSS2#AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
CVSS Temporal Score : 6.0
(CVSS2#E:F/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Misc.

Nessus Plugin ID: 89115 ()

Bugtraq ID: 33517
33962
34536

CVE ID: CVE-2009-0034
CVE-2009-0037
CVE-2009-1185

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