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VMware Security Advisory 2006-0008

VMware Security Advisory 2006-0008
Posted Nov 14, 2006
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VMware Security Advisory - A new update has been released for VMware ESX 2.0.2 versions prior to upgrade patch 2. This patch addresses vulnerabilities in Openssh, samba, Python, ucd-snmp, XFree86, and more.

tags | advisory, vulnerability, python
advisories | CVE-2004-2069, CVE-2006-3403, CVE-2005-2177, CVE-2006-3467, CVE-2006-1056, CVE-2006-1342, CVE-2006-1343, CVE-2006-1864, CVE-2006-2071
MD5 | bb35ebbd06f52a0140b2bf867e5172fa

VMware Security Advisory 2006-0008

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VMware Security Advisory

Advisory ID: VMSA-2006-0008
Synopsis: VMware ESX Server 2.0.2 Upgrade Patch 2
Patch URL:
Issue date: 2006-10-31
Updated on: 2006-11-13
CVE Names: CAN-2004-2069 CVE-2006-3403 CVE-2005-2177
CVE-2006-3467 CVE-2006-1342 CVE-2006-1343
CVE-2006-1864 CVE-2006-2071
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1. Summary:

Updated package addresses several security issues.

2. Relevant releases:

VMware ESX 2.0.2 prior to upgrade patch 2

3. Problem description:

This patch addresses the following security issues:

Openssh -- A bug was found in the way the OpenSSH server handled the
MaxStartups and LoginGraceTime configuration variables. The Common
Vulnerabilities and Exposures project ( assigned the name
CAN-2004-2069 to this issue.

samba -- A denial of service bug was found in the way the smbd daemon
tracks active connections to shares. It was possible for a remote
attacker to cause the smbd daemon to consume a large amount of system
memory by sending carefully crafted smb requests. The Common
Vulnerabilities and Exposures project ( assigned the name
CVE-2006-3403 to this issue.

Python -- An integer overflow flaw was found in Python's PCRE library
that could be triggered by a maliciously crafted regular expression. On
systems that accept arbitrary regular expressions from untrusted users,
this could be exploited to execute arbitrary code with the privileges of
the application using the library. The Common Vulnerabilities and
Exposures project ( assigned the name CVE-2005-2491 to
this issue.

ucd-snmp -- A denial of service bug was found in the way ucd-snmp uses
network stream protocols. A remote attacker could send a ucd-snmp agent
a specially crafted packet which will cause the agent to crash. The
Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project ( assigned
the name CAN-2005-2177 to this issue.

XFree86 -- An integer overflow flaw in the way the XFree86 server
processes PCF font files was discovered. A malicious authorized client
could exploit this issue to cause a denial of service (crash) or
potentially execute arbitrary code with root privileges on the XFree86
server. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (
assigned the name CVE-2006-3467 to this issue.

A minor info leak in socket name handling in the network code
A minor info leak in socket option handling in the network code
A directory traversal vulnerability in smbfs that allowed a local user
to escape chroot restrictions for an SMB-mounted filesystem via "..\\"
sequences (CVE-2006-1864).
A flaw in the mprotect system call that allowed to give write permission
to a readonly attachment of shared memory (CVE-2006-2071).

NOTE: AMD processers were not supported in the VMware ESX 2.0.2 release
so CVE-2006-1056 is not applicable to this version of the product.

The non-security-related fixes are documented on the patch download page.

4. Solution:

Upgrade to the latest update package for your release of ESX.

he md5 checksum output should match the following:
9e79d333ac9360122fb69bc8fc549405 esx-2.0.2-31924-upgrade.tar.gz

5. References:

6. Contact:

VMware Security Response Policy


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