VMSA-2013-0001 : VMware vSphere security updates for the authentication service and third-party libraries
Critical Nessus Plugin ID 64642
SynopsisThe remote VMware ESXi / ESX host is missing one or more security-related patches.
Descriptiona. 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 :
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 :
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.
SolutionApply the missing patches.