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VMware Security Advisory 2010-0010

VMware Security Advisory 2010-0010
Posted Jun 26, 2010
Authored by VMware | Site vmware.com

VMware Security Advisory - Multiple security vulnerabilities have been addressed in the ESX 3.5 third party update for Service Console kernel.

tags | advisory, kernel, vulnerability
advisories | CVE-2008-5029, CVE-2008-5300, CVE-2009-1337, CVE-2009-1385, CVE-2009-1895, CVE-2009-2848, CVE-2009-3002, CVE-2009-3547, CVE-2009-2698, CVE-2009-2692
MD5 | e4196a7c8913b5f43c7453aff28107c4

VMware Security Advisory 2010-0010

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VMware Security Advisory

Advisory ID: VMSA-2010-0010
Synopsis: ESX 3.5 third party update for Service Console kernel
Issue date: 2010-06-24
Updated on: 2010-06-24 (initial release of advisory)
CVE numbers: CVE-2008-5029 CVE-2008-5300 CVE-2009-1337
CVE-2009-1385 CVE-2009-1895 CVE-2009-2848
CVE-2009-3002 CVE-2009-3547 CVE-2009-2698
CVE-2009-2692
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1. Summary

ESX 3.5 Console OS (COS) updates for COS package 'kernel'.

2. Relevant releases

VMware ESX 3.5 without patch ESX350-201006401-SG

Notes:
Effective May 2010, VMware's patch and update release program during
Extended Support will be continued with the condition that all
subsequent patch and update releases will be based on the latest
baseline release version as of May 2010 (i.e. ESX 3.0.3 Update 1,
ESX 3.5 Update 5, and VirtualCenter 2.5 Update 6). Refer to section
"End of Product Availability FAQs" at
http://www.vmware.com/support/policies/lifecycle/vi/faq.html for
details.

Extended support for ESX 3.0.3 ends on 2011-12-10. Users should plan
to upgrade to at least ESX 3.5 and preferably to the newest release
available.

3. Problem Description

a. Service Console update for COS kernel

The service console package kernel is updated to version 2.4.21-63.

The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org)
has assigned the names CVE-2008-5029, CVE-2008-5300, CVE-2009-1337,
CVE-2009-1385, CVE-2009-1895, CVE-2009-2848, CVE-2009-3002, and
CVE-2009-3547 to the security issues fixed in kernel-2.4.21-63.

The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org)
has assigned the names CVE-2009-2698, CVE-2009-2692 to the security
issues fixed in kernel-2.4.21-60.

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
============= ======== ======= =================
VirtualCenter any Windows not affected

hosted * any any not affected

ESXi any ESXi not affected

ESX 4.0 ESX not applicable
ESX 3.5 ESX ESX350-201006401-SG
ESX 3.0.3 ESX affected, no update planned

vMA 4.0 RHEL5 not applicable

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

4. Solution

Please review the patch/release notes for your product and version
and verify the md5sum of your downloaded file.

ESX 3.5
-------
http://download3.vmware.com/software/vi/ESX350-201006401-SG.zip
md5sum: b89fb8a51c4a896bc0bf297b57645d1d
http://kb.vmware.com/kb/1022899

5. References

CVE numbers
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-5029
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-5300
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2009-1337
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2009-1385
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2009-1895
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2009-2848
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2009-3002
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2009-3547
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2009-2698
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2009-2692

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6. Change log

2010-06-24 VMSA-2010-0010
Initial security advisory after release of patches for ESX 3.5
on 2010-06-24

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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

VMware Security Center
http://www.vmware.com/security

VMware security response policy
http://www.vmware.com/support/policies/security_response.html

General support life cycle policy
http://www.vmware.com/support/policies/eos.html

VMware Infrastructure support life cycle policy
http://www.vmware.com/support/policies/eos_vi.html

Copyright 2010 VMware Inc. All rights reserved.

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