VMSA-2009-0014 : VMware ESX patches for DHCP, Service Console kernel, and JRE resolve multiple security issues

Critical Nessus Plugin ID 42179

Synopsis

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

Description

a. Service Console update for DHCP and third-party library update for DHCP client.

DHCP is an Internet-standard protocol by which a computer can be connected to a local network, ask to be given configuration information, and receive from a server enough information to configure itself as a member of that network.

A stack-based buffer overflow in the script_write_params method in ISC DHCP dhclient allows remote DHCP servers to execute arbitrary code via a crafted subnet-mask option.

The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures Project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CVE-2009-0692 to this issue.

An insecure temporary file use flaw was discovered in the DHCP daemon's init script ('/etc/init.d/dhcpd'). A local attacker could use this flaw to overwrite an arbitrary file with the output of the 'dhcpd -t' command via a symbolic link attack, if a system administrator executed the DHCP init script with the 'configtest', 'restart', or 'reload' option.

The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures Project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CVE-2009-1893 to this issue.

b. Updated Service Console package kernel

Service Console package kernel update to version kernel-2.4.21-58.EL.

The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the names CVE-2008-4210, CVE-2008-3275, CVE-2008-0598, CVE-2008-2136, CVE-2008-2812, CVE-2007-6063, CVE-2008-3525 to the security issues fixed in kernel-2.4.21-58.EL

c. JRE Security Update

JRE update to version 1.5.0_18, which addresses multiple security issues that existed in earlier releases of JRE.

The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the following names to the security issues fixed in JRE 1.5.0_17: CVE-2008-2086, CVE-2008-5347, CVE-2008-5348, CVE-2008-5349, CVE-2008-5350, CVE-2008-5351, CVE-2008-5352, CVE-2008-5353, CVE-2008-5354, CVE-2008-5356, CVE-2008-5357, CVE-2008-5358, CVE-2008-5359, CVE-2008-5360, CVE-2008-5339, CVE-2008-5342, CVE-2008-5344, CVE-2008-5345, CVE-2008-5346, CVE-2008-5340, CVE-2008-5341, CVE-2008-5343, and CVE-2008-5355.

The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the following names to the security issues fixed in JRE 1.5.0_18: CVE-2009-1093, CVE-2009-1094, CVE-2009-1095, CVE-2009-1096, CVE-2009-1097, CVE-2009-1098, CVE-2009-1099, CVE-2009-1100, CVE-2009-1101, CVE-2009-1102, CVE-2009-1103, CVE-2009-1104, CVE-2009-1105, CVE-2009-1106, and CVE-2009-1107.

Solution

Apply the missing patches.

See Also

http://lists.vmware.com/pipermail/security-announce/2010/000076.html

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 42179

File Name: vmware_VMSA-2009-0014.nasl

Version: 1.32

Type: local

Published: 2009/10/19

Updated: 2018/08/06

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Critical

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 10

Temporal Score: 8.7

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:H/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/o:vmware:esx:3.0.3, cpe:/o:vmware:esx:3.5, cpe:/o:vmware:esx:4.0

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/VMware/release, Host/VMware/version

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2009/10/16

Exploitable With

CANVAS (CANVAS)

Core Impact

Metasploit (Sun Java Calendar Deserialization Privilege Escalation)

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2007-6063, CVE-2008-0598, CVE-2008-2086, CVE-2008-2136, CVE-2008-2812, CVE-2008-3275, CVE-2008-3525, CVE-2008-4210, CVE-2008-5339, CVE-2008-5340, CVE-2008-5341, CVE-2008-5342, CVE-2008-5343, CVE-2008-5344, CVE-2008-5345, CVE-2008-5346, CVE-2008-5347, CVE-2008-5348, CVE-2008-5349, CVE-2008-5350, CVE-2008-5351, CVE-2008-5352, CVE-2008-5353, CVE-2008-5354, CVE-2008-5355, CVE-2008-5356, CVE-2008-5357, CVE-2008-5358, CVE-2008-5359, CVE-2008-5360, CVE-2009-0692, CVE-2009-1093, CVE-2009-1094, CVE-2009-1095, CVE-2009-1096, CVE-2009-1097, CVE-2009-1098, CVE-2009-1099, CVE-2009-1100, CVE-2009-1101, CVE-2009-1102, CVE-2009-1103, CVE-2009-1104, CVE-2009-1105, CVE-2009-1106, CVE-2009-1107, CVE-2009-1893

BID: 35668

VMSA: 2009-0014

CWE: 16, 20, 59, 94, 119, 189, 200, 264, 287, 399