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VMware Security Advisory 2012-0012

VMware Security Advisory 2012-0012
Posted Jul 13, 2012
Authored by VMware | Site vmware.com

VMware Security Advisory 2012-0012 - VMware ESXi update addresses several security issues.

tags | advisory
advisories | CVE-2010-4008, CVE-2010-4494, CVE-2011-0216, CVE-2011-1944, CVE-2011-2821, CVE-2011-2834, CVE-2011-3905, CVE-2011-3919, CVE-2012-0841
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VMware Security Advisory 2012-0012

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VMware Security Advisory

Advisory ID: VMSA-2012-0012
Synopsis: VMware ESXi update to third party library
Issue date: 2012-07-12
Updated on: 2012-07-12 (initial advisory)
CVE number: CVE-2010-4008, CVE-2010-4494,
CVE-2011-0216, CVE-2011-1944,
CVE-2011-2821, CVE-2011-2834,
CVE-2011-3905, CVE-2011-3919,
CVE-2012-0841

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1. Summary

VMware ESXi update addresses several security issues.

2. Relevant releases

ESX 5.0 without patch ESXi500-201207101-SG


3. Problem Description

a. ESXi update to third party component libxml2

The libxml2 third party library has been updated which addresses
multiple security issues

The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org)
has assigned the names CVE-2010-4008, CVE-2010-4494, CVE-2011-0216,
CVE-2011-1944, CVE-2011-2821, CVE-2011-2834, CVE-2011-3905,
CVE-2011-3919 and CVE-2012-0841 to these issues.

The following table lists what action remediates the vulnerability
(column 4) if a solution is available.

VMware Product Running Replace with/
Product Version on Apply Patch
========== ======== ======== =================
vCenter any Windows not affected

hosted * any any not affected

ESXi 5.0 any ESXi500-201207101-SG
ESXi 4.1 any patch pending
ESXi 4.0 any patch pending
ESXi 3.5 any patch pending

ESX any any not applicable

* hosted products are VMware Workstation, Player, ACE, Fusion.

Note: "patch pending" means that the product is affected,
but no patch is currently available. The advisory will be
updated when a patch is available.

4. Solution

Please review the patch/release notes for your product and
version and verify the checksum of your downloaded file.

ESXi 5.0
--------
ESXi500-201207001

md5sum: 01196c5c1635756ff177c262cb69a848
sha1sum: 85936f5439100cd5fb55c7add574b5b3b937fe86
http://kb.vmware.com/kb/2020571

ESXi500-201207001 contains ESXi500-201207101-SG

5. References

http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2010-4008
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2010-4494
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2011-0216
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2011-1944
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2011-2821
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2011-2834
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2011-3905
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2011-3919
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2012-0841

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6. Change log

2012-07-12 VMSA-2012-0012
Initial security advisory in conjunction with the release of a patch
for ESXi 5.0 on 2012-07-12.

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7. Contact

E-mail list for product security notifications and announcements:
http://lists.vmware.com/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/security-announce

This Security Advisory is posted to the following lists:

* security-announce at lists.vmware.com
* bugtraq at securityfocus.com
* full-disclosure at lists.grok.org.uk

E-mail: security at vmware.com
PGP key at: http://kb.vmware.com/kb/1055

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http://www.vmware.com/support/policies/security_response.html

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http://www.vmware.com/support/policies/eos.html

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Copyright 2012 VMware Inc. All rights reserved.

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