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VMware Security Advisory 2014-0010

VMware Security Advisory 2014-0010
Posted Oct 1, 2014
Authored by VMware | Site vmware.com

VMware Security Advisory 2014-0010 - VMware product updates address Bash security vulnerabilities.

tags | advisory, vulnerability, bash
advisories | CVE-2014-6271, CVE-2014-7169, CVE-2014-7186, CVE-2014-7187
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VMware Security Advisory 2014-0010

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VMware Security Advisory

Advisory ID: VMSA-2014-0010
Synopsis: VMware product updates address critical Bash
security vulnerabilities
Issue date: 2014-09-30
Updated on: 2014-09-30 (Initial Advisory)
CVE numbers: CVE-2014-6271, CVE-2014-7169, CVE-2014-7186,
CVE-2014-7187
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1. Summary

VMware product updates address Bash security vulnerabilities.

2. Relevant Releases (Affected products for which remediation is present)

vCenter Log Insight 2.0

3. Problem Description

a. Bash update for multiple products.

Bash libraries have been updated in multiple products to resolve
multiple critical security issues, also referred to as Shellshock.

The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org)
has assigned the identifiers CVE-2014-6271, CVE-2014-7169,
CVE-2014-7186, and CVE-2014-7187 to these issues.

VMware products have been grouped into the following four
product categories:

I) ESXi and ESX Hypervisor
ESXi is not affected because ESXi uses the Ash shell (through
busybox), which is not affected by the vulnerability reported
for the Bash shell.
ESX has an affected version of the Bash shell. See table 1 for
remediation for ESX.

II) Windows-based products
Windows-based products, including all versions of vCenter Server
running on Windows, are not affected.

III) VMware (virtual) appliances
VMware (virtual) appliances ship with an affected version of Bash.
See table 2 for remediation for appliances.

IV) Products that run on Linux, Android, OSX or iOS (excluding
virtual
appliances)

Products that run on Linux, Android, OSX or iOS (excluding
virtual appliances) might use the Bash shell that is part of the
operating system. If the operating system has a vulnerable
version of Bash, the Bash security vulnerability might be
exploited through the product. VMware recommends that customers
contact their operating system vendor for a patch.

MITIGATIONS

VMware encourages restricting access to appliances through
firewall rules and other network layer controls to only trusted IP
addresses. This measure will greatly reduce any risk to these
appliances.

RECOMMENDATIONS

VMware recommends customers evaluate and deploy patches for
affected products in Table 1 and 2 below as these
patches become available.

Column 4 of the following tables lists the action required to
remediate the vulnerability in each release, if a solution is
available.

Table 1 - ESXi and ESX Hypervisor
=================================

VMware Product Running Replace with/
Product Version on Apply Patch
============== ======= ======= =============
ESXi any ESXi Not affected

ESX 4.1 ESX Patch pending *

ESX 4.0 ESX Patch pending *

* VMware will make VMware ESX 4.0 and 4.1 security patches available
for the Bash shell vulnerability. This security patch release is an
exception to the existing VMware lifecycle policy.

Table 2 - Products that are shipped as a (virtual) appliance.
=============================================================

VMware Product Running Replace with/
Product Version on Apply Patch
============== ======= ======= =============

vCenter Server Appliance 5.x Linux Patch Pending
Horizon DaaS Platform 6.x Linux Patch Pending
Horizon Workspace 1.x, 2.x Linux Patch Pending
IT Business Management Suite 1.x Linux Patch Pending
NSX for Multi-Hypervisor 4.x Linux Patch Pending
NSX for vSphere 6.x Linux Patch Pending
NVP 3.x Linux Patch Pending
vCenter Converter Standalone 5.x Linux Patch Pending
vCenter Hyperic Server 5.x Linux Patch Pending
vCenter Infrastructure Navigator 5.x Linux Patch Pending
vCenter Log Insight 1.x, 2.x Linux 2.0 U1
vCenter Operations Manager 5.x Linux Patch Pending
vCenter Orchestrator Appliance 4.x, 5.x Linux Patch Pending
vCenter Site Recovery Manager 5.x Linux Patch Pending
**
vCenter Support Assistant 5.x Linux Patch Pending
vCloud Automation Center 6.x Linux Patch Pending
vCloud Automation Center
Application Services 6.x Linux Patch Pending
vCloud Director Appliance 5.x Linux Patch Pending
vCloud Connector 2.x Linux Patch Pending
vCloud Networking and Security 5.x Linux Patch Pending
vCloud Usage Meter 3.x Linux Patch Pending
vFabric Application Director 5.x, 6.x Linux Patch Pending
vFabric Postgres 9.x Linux Patch Pending
Viewplanner 3.x Linux Patch Pending
VMware Application Dependency
Planner x.x Linux Patch Pending
VMware Data Recovery 2.x Linux Patch Pending
VMware HealthAnalyzer 5.x Linux Patch Pending
VMware Mirage Gateway 5.x Linux Patch Pending
VMware Socialcast On Premise x.x Linux Patch Pending
VMware Studio 2.x Linux Patch Pending
VMware TAM Data Manager x.x Linux Patch Pending
VMware Workbench 3.x Linux Patch Pending
vSphere App HA 1.x Linux Patch Pending
vSphere Big Data Extensions 1.x, 2.x Linux Patch Pending
vSphere Data Protection 5.x Linux Patch Pending
vSphere Management Assistant 5.x Linux Patch Pending
vSphere Replication 5.x Linux Patch Pending
vSphere Storage Appliance 5.x Linux Patch Pending

** This product includes Virtual Appliances that will be updated, the
product
itself is not a Virtual Appliance.

4. Solution

vCenter Log Insight
----------------------------
Downloads:
https://www.vmware.com/go/download-vcenter-log-insight
(click Go to Downloads)
Documentation:
http://kb.vmware.com/kb/2091065

5. References

VMware Knowledge Base Article 2090740
http://kb.vmware.com/kb/2090740

http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2014-6271 ,
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2014-7169
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2014-7186
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2014-7187

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6. Change Log

2014-09-30 VMSA-2014-0010
Initial security advisory in conjunction with the release of
vCenter Log Insight 2.0 U1 on 2014-09-30.

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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
fulldisclosure at seclists.org

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

VMware Security Advisories
http://www.vmware.com/security/advisories

VMware Security Response Policy
https://www.vmware.com/support/policies/security_response.html

VMware Lifecycle Policy
https://www.vmware.com/support/policies/lifecycle.html

Twitter
https://twitter.com/VMwareSRC

Copyright 2014 VMware Inc. All rights reserved.

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