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VMware Security Advisory 2014-0012

VMware Security Advisory 2014-0012
Posted Dec 5, 2014
Authored by VMware | Site vmware.com

VMware Security Advisory 2014-0012 - VMware vSphere product updates address a Cross Site Scripting issue, a certificate validation issue and security vulnerabilities in third-party libraries.

tags | advisory, vulnerability, xss
advisories | CVE-2013-1752, CVE-2013-2877, CVE-2013-4238, CVE-2014-0015, CVE-2014-0138, CVE-2014-0191, CVE-2014-3797, CVE-2014-8371
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VMware Security Advisory 2014-0012

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VMware Security Advisory

Advisory ID: VMSA-2014-0012
Synopsis: VMware vSphere product updates address security
vulnerabilities
Issue date: 2014-12-04
Updated on: 2014-12-04 (Initial Advisory)
CVE number: CVE-2014-3797, CVE-2014-8371, CVE-2013-2877, CVE-2014-0191,
CVE-2014-0015, CVE-2014-0138, CVE-2013-1752 and
CVE-2013-4238
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1. Summary

VMware vSphere product updates address a Cross Site Scripting issue,
a certificate validation issue and security vulnerabilities in
third-party libraries.

2. Relevant releases

VMware vCenter Server Appliance 5.1 Prior to Update 3

VMware vCenter Server 5.5 prior to Update 2
VMware vCenter Server 5.1 prior to Update 3
VMware vCenter Server 5.0 prior to Update 3c

VMware ESXi 5.1 without patch ESXi510-201412101-SG

3. Problem Description

a. VMware vCSA cross-site scripting vulnerability

VMware vCenter Server Appliance (vCSA) contains a vulnerability
that may allow for Cross Site Scripting. Exploitation of this
vulnerability in vCenter Server requires tricking a user to click
on a malicious link or to open a malicious web page while they are
logged in into vCenter.

VMware would like to thank Tanya Secker of Trustwave SpiderLabs for
reporting this issue to us.

The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org)
has assigned the name CVE-2014-3797 to this issue.

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

VMware Product Running Replace with/
Product Version on Apply Patch
============= ======= ======= =================
vCSA 5.5 any Not Affected
vCSA 5.1 any 5.1 Update 3
vCSA 5.0 any Not Affected

b. vCenter Server certificate validation issue

vCenter Server does not properly validate the presented certificate
when establishing a connection to a CIM Server residing on an ESXi
host. This may allow for a Man-in-the-middle attack against the CIM
service.

VMware would like to thank The Google Security Team for reporting
this issue to us.

The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org)
has assigned the identifier CVE-2014-8371 to this issue.

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

VMware Product Running Replace with/
Product Version on Apply Patch
============= ======= ======= ==============
vCenter Server 5.5 any 5.5 Update 2
vCenter Server 5.1 any 5.1 Update 3
vCenter Server 5.0 any 5.0 Update 3c

c. Update to ESXi libxml2 package

libxml2 is updated to address multiple security issues.

The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project
(cve.mitre.org) has assigned the names CVE-2013-2877 and
CVE-2014-0191 to these issues.

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

VMware Product Running Replace with/
Product Version on Apply Patch
============= ======= ======= =================
ESXi 5.5 any Patch Pending
ESXi 5.1 any ESXi510-201412101-SG
ESXi 5.0 any No patch planned

d. Update to ESXi Curl package

Curl is updated to address multiple security issues.

The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project
(cve.mitre.org) has assigned the names CVE-2014-0015 and
CVE-2014-0138 to these issues.

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

VMware Product Running Replace with/
Product Version on Apply Patch
========= ======= ======= =================
ESXi 5.5 any Patch Pending
ESXi 5.1 any ESXi510-201412101-SG
ESXi 5.0 any No patch planned

e. Update to ESXi Python package

Python is updated to address multiple security issues.

The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project
(cve.mitre.org) has assigned the names CVE-2013-1752 and
CVE-2013-4238 to these issues.

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

VMware Product Running Replace with/
Product Version on Apply Patch
============= ======= ======= =================
ESXi 5.5 any Patch Pending
ESXi 5.1 any ESXi510-201412101-SG
ESXi 5.0 any Patch Pending

f. vCenter and Update Manager, Oracle JRE 1.6 Update 81

Oracle has documented the CVE identifiers that are addressed in
JRE 1.6.0 update 81 in the Oracle Java SE Critical Patch Update
Advisory of July 2014. The References section provides a link to
this advisory.

VMware Product Running Replace with/
Product Version on Apply Patch
============= ======= ======= =================
vCenter Server 5.5 any not applicable *
vCenter Server 5.1 any 5.1 Update 3
vCenter Server 5.0 any patch pending
vCenter Update Manager 5.5 any not applicable *
vCenter Update Manager 5.1 any 5.1 Update 3
vCenter Update Manager 5.0 any patch pending

* this product uses the Oracle JRE 1.7.0 family

4. Solution

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

vCSA 5.1 Update 3, vCenter Server 5.1 Update 3 and Update Manager 5.1
Update 3
----------------------------
Downloads and Documentation:
https://www.vmware.com/go/download-vsphere

ESXi 5.1
----------------------------
File: update-from-esxi5.1-5.1_update03.zip.zip
md5sum: b3fd3549b59c6c59c04bfd09b08c6edf
sha1sum: 02139101fe205894774caac02820f6ea8416fb8b
http://kb.vmware.com/kb/2086288
update-from-esxi5.1-5.1_update03 contains ESXi510-201412101-SG

5. References

http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2014-3797
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2014-8371
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2013-2877
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2014-0191
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2014-0015
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2014-0138
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2013-1752
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2013-4238

JRE
Oracle Java SE Critical Patch Update Advisory of July 2014

http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/topics/security/cpujul2014-
1972956.html

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6. Change log

2014-12-04 VMSA-2014-0012
Initial security advisory in conjunction with the release of VMware
vCSA 5.1 Update 3, vCenter Server 5.1 Update 3 and ESXi 5.1 Patches
released on 2014-12-04.

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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

Consolidated list of VMware Security Advisories
http://kb.vmware.com/kb/2078735

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

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

Twitter
https://twitter.com/VMwareSRC

Copyright 2014 VMware Inc. All rights reserved.


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