VMSA-2013-0001 : VMware vSphere security updates for the authentication service and third-party libraries

critical Nessus Plugin ID 64642
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Synopsis

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

Description

a. VMware vSphere client-side authentication memory corruption vulnerability

VMware vCenter Server, vSphere Client, and ESX contain a vulnerability in the handling of the management authentication protocol. To exploit this vulnerability, an attacker must convince either vCenter Server, vSphere Client or ESX to interact with a malicious server as a client. Exploitation of the issue may lead to code execution on the client system.
To reduce the likelihood of exploitation, vSphere components should be deployed on an isolated management network.
The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures Project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CVE-2013-1405 to this issue.

b. Update to ESX/ESXi libxml2 userworld and service console

The ESX/ESXi userworld libxml2 library has been updated to resolve multiple security issues. Also, the ESX service console libxml2 packages are updated to the following versions :

libxml2-2.6.26-2.1.15.el5_8.5 libxml2-python-2.6.26-2.1.15.el5_8.5

These updates fix multiple security issues. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the names CVE-2011-3102 and CVE-2012-2807 to these issues.

c. Update to ESX service console bind packages

The ESX service console bind packages are updated to the following versions :

bind-libs-9.3.6-20.P1.el5_8.2 bind-utils-9.3.6-20.P1.el5_8.2

These updates fix a security issue. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CVE-2012-4244 to this issue.

d. Update to ESX service console libxslt package

The ESX service console libxslt package is updated to version libxslt-1.1.17-4.el5_8.3 to resolve multiple security issues.

The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the names CVE-2011-1202, CVE-2011-3970, CVE-2012-2825, CVE-2012-2870, and CVE-2012-2871 to these issues.

Solution

Apply the missing patches.

See Also

http://lists.vmware.com/pipermail/security-announce/2013/000215.html

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 64642

File Name: vmware_VMSA-2013-0001.nasl

Version: 1.33

Type: local

Published: 2/16/2013

Updated: 1/6/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 10

Temporal Score: 7.4

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/o:vmware:esx:3.5, cpe:/o:vmware:esx:4.0, cpe:/o:vmware:esx:4.1, cpe:/o:vmware:esxi:3.5, cpe:/o:vmware:esxi:4.0, cpe:/o:vmware:esxi:4.1, 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 Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 1/31/2013

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2011-1202, CVE-2011-3102, CVE-2011-3970, CVE-2012-2807, CVE-2012-2825, CVE-2012-2870, CVE-2012-2871, CVE-2012-4244, CVE-2013-1405

BID: 47668, 51911, 53540, 54203, 54718, 55331, 55522, 57666

VMSA: 2013-0001