VMSA-2012-0018 : VMware security updates for vCSA and ESXi

High Nessus Plugin ID 63332

Synopsis

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

Description

a. vCenter Server Appliance directory traversal

The vCenter Server Appliance (vCSA) contains a directory traversal vulnerability that allows an authenticated remote user to retrieve arbitrary files. Exploitation of this issue may expose sensitive information stored on the server.

VMware would like to thank Alexander Minozhenko from ERPScan for reporting this issue to us.

The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CVE-2012-6324 to this issue.

b. vCenter Server Appliance arbitrary file download

The vCenter Server Appliance (vCSA) contains an XML parsing vulnerability that allows an authenticated remote user to retrieve arbitrary files. Exploitation of this issue may expose sensitive information stored on the server.

VMware would like to thank Alexander Minozhenko from ERPScan for reporting this issue to us.

The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CVE-2012-6325 to this issue.

c. Update to ESX glibc package

The ESX glibc package is updated to version glibc-2.5-81.el5_8.1 to resolve multiple security issues.

The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the names CVE-2009-5029, CVE-2009-5064, CVE-2010-0830, CVE-2011-1089, CVE-2011-4609, CVE-2012-0864 CVE-2012-3404, CVE-2012-3405, CVE-2012-3406 and CVE-2012-3480 to these issues.

d. vCenter Server and vCSA webservice logging denial of service

The vCenter Server and vCenter Server Appliance (vCSA) both contain a vulnerability that allows unauthenticated remote users to create abnormally large log entries. Exploitation of this issue may allow an attacker to fill the system volume of the vCenter host or appliance VM and create a denial-of-service condition.

The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CVE-2012-6326 to this issue.

Solution

Apply the missing patches.

See Also

http://lists.vmware.com/pipermail/security-announce/2013/000212.html

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 63332

File Name: vmware_VMSA-2012-0018.nasl

Version: 1.22

Type: local

Published: 2012/12/24

Updated: 2018/08/06

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 7.8

Temporal Score: 6.1

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/o:vmware:esxi:5.0, cpe:/o:vmware:esxi:5.1

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2012/12/20

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2009-5029, CVE-2009-5064, CVE-2010-0830, CVE-2011-1089, CVE-2011-4609, CVE-2012-0864, CVE-2012-3404, CVE-2012-3405, CVE-2012-3406, CVE-2012-3480, CVE-2012-6324, CVE-2012-6325, CVE-2012-6326

BID: 40063, 46740, 50898, 51439, 52201, 54374, 54982, 57021, 57022, 58139

VMSA: 2012-0018