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

high Nessus Plugin ID 57749
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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.

Solution

Apply the missing patches.

See Also

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

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 57749

File Name: vmware_VMSA-2012-0001.nasl

Version: 1.43

Type: local

Published: 1/31/2012

Updated: 1/6/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.7

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 9.3

Temporal Score: 8.1

Vector: AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

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

CVSS v3

Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.8

Temporal Score: 7.5

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H

Temporal Vector: E:H/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/o:vmware:esx:4.0, cpe:/o:vmware:esx:4.1, cpe:/o:vmware:esxi:4.0, cpe:/o:vmware:esxi:4.1, cpe:/o:vmware:esxi:5.0

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 1/30/2012

Vulnerability Publication Date: 11/3/2009

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2009-3560, CVE-2009-3720, CVE-2010-0547, CVE-2010-0787, CVE-2010-1634, CVE-2010-2059, CVE-2010-2089, CVE-2010-3493, CVE-2010-4649, CVE-2011-0695, CVE-2011-0711, CVE-2011-0726, CVE-2011-1015, CVE-2011-1044, 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-2011-1182, CVE-2011-1494, CVE-2011-1495, CVE-2011-1521, CVE-2011-1573, CVE-2011-1576, CVE-2011-1577, CVE-2011-1593, CVE-2011-1678, CVE-2011-1745, CVE-2011-1746, CVE-2011-1763, CVE-2011-1776, CVE-2011-1780, CVE-2011-1936, CVE-2011-2022, CVE-2011-2192, CVE-2011-2213, CVE-2011-2482, CVE-2011-2491, CVE-2011-2492, CVE-2011-2495, CVE-2011-2517, CVE-2011-2519, CVE-2011-2522, CVE-2011-2525, CVE-2011-2689, CVE-2011-2694, CVE-2011-2901, CVE-2011-3378

BID: 36097, 37203, 37992, 38326, 40370, 40863, 44533, 46073, 46417, 46488, 46541, 46616, 46793, 46839, 46878, 46919, 47003, 47024, 47308, 47343, 47497, 47534, 47535, 47791, 47796, 47843, 48048, 48058, 48333, 48441, 48538, 48641, 48677, 48899, 48901, 49141, 49370, 49373, 49375, 49408, 49939

VMSA: 2012-0001

CWE: 20, 59, 119